Mar 24, 2012

Waiting for a Book

I'm eagerly waiting for a copy of Virginia Wolf from the publisher, Kids Can Press. When I receive it I know I'll read and re-read and read it again. I'm so taken by the art that I've seen so far, created Isabelle Arsenault and words by Kyo Maclear. And I'm a Virginia Woolf nut.

Meanwhile I discovered this magnificent book trailer. The young girl's voice is an inspired choice and the music ... the music! I watch this at least once a day. 

Thank you to Julie Fortenberry and Shelley Davies at  Children's Illustration which is where I found the book trailer.

March Book Reviews

Read our reviews from the March issue of Parents Express.

Look Who's There! and What Do You See?  written and illustrated by Martine Perrin, Albert whitman, board books,ages birth -3.

Whoa Baby Whoa! written by Grace Nichols and illustrated by Eleanor Taylor, Bloomsbury, ages 1-3.

Sammy in the Sky, written by Barbara Walsh and illustrated by Jamie Wyeth, Candlewick, ages 4-8.

Hidden New Jersey, written by Linda J. Barth and illurstrated by Hazel Mitchell, Charlesbridge, ages 6-9.

Thank you to the publishers for supplying the review copies.

Mar 12, 2012

Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs

Molly (our border collie mix) and I just finished reading Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs, by Michaela Muntean with photographs by K.C. Bailey and Stephen Kazmierski (Scholastic Press). Not only is it an inspiring story about dogs who have been rescued, it's about the circus! Circus + dogs = GREAT book for kids! The photographs were just wonderful, large closeups showing the performers' enthusiasm and joyfulness. Molly gives this one 5 barks (out of 5!)