Books I read and enjoyed last week:
Ball by Mary Sullivan
Only one word permeates this entire picture book, but that one word communicates so much coming from a dog. This book evokes everything I love about dogs: enthusiasm, hopefulness, and loyalty.
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Tim Bowers
I can see using this book along with Memoirs of a Goldfish to have kids write their own "Memoirs of a..." stories.
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
The writing is a like a beautiful free verse poem and the illustrations are gentle and soothing. Simply lovely.
Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
I enjoyed this one just as much as Darth Vader and Son. I hope Brown continues with this idea and writes/draws more.
Reviewed last week:
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Currently (still) reading:
A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It Or Not" Ripley by Neal Thompson
Vive La Paris by Esme Raji Codell