Pierrot’s imagination leads him to have a zig-zag journey from one place to another where he is often either outside or in his bedroom, impatiently attempting to grab a book from a high shelf (and, not to our surprise, Newton’s 3rd law comes into effect at this moment — as the snail says to Pierrot).
If My moon Was Your Sun is a story filled with nostalgia and great love. It’s filled with humor and adult-like scenarios that makes this book befitting for parents to read to their children, especially if there is a loved one who has memory loss.
The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim is a testament to the contradicting double standards that young girls and women face on a daily basis. As an amazing bonus, 50% proceeds from this book goes to serve Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation adolescent girl campaign.
With every turn of the page, we begin to understand that there is more than one kind of strength to be valued — and James Matlack Raney does a marvelous job in delivering that message.
Immediately I plopped myself down with my daughter to get a sense of how it would go over with a toddler.
The Red Tree by Shaun Tan is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. It is melancholic and sombre. It is a picture book of exquisite beauty.