I saw my favourite illustrator - Oliver Jeffers yesterday (at totsaplalooza) – he was drawing/telling his wonderful stories to kids of all ages. I felt like I was 7. His hand was dancing as he drew and wrote his words.
I asked my son, about his favourite moment from the afternoon and he said it was eating a cupcake, eating fruit salad and oh yes– the pictures that were drawn on the t.v.
Wishing you all a wonderful new year … wouldn’t some new shoes to start the year off be nice? Here’s a favourite book of mine: The Red Shoes (2008 AMMO Books). A magical world of beautiful shoes, ornament and fashion illustrated by Sun Young Yoo with story by Gloria Fowler.
A story about a young boy who just loved to build things- from a diaper of towers when he was 2 to an arch made of pancakes. He reaches 2nd grade and is forced to give it all up when his teacher hates all buildings of any sort. What is poor Iggy to do.
We love the illustrations and the stories. I could read these books over and over again. A favourite -favourite of all time. Here’s a trailer for a animated version of Lost and Found created by studio aka. Here’s a youtube video interview of the illustrator.
Oliver Jeffers - How to catch a star
Each day an annonymous package arrives with a penguin in it until at the end of the year there are 365 penguins in the house. Read about the hilarious days as they try to keep the penguins fed, organized and busy through the days. An oversized book with great simple illustrations with lots of action and penguins.
4. Book of Cities
Piero Ventura (Author)
Wonderfully simple detailed illustrations of some of the most well-known cities in the world. It shows many ways how people live, work, travel in a city.
Graphic pictures with lots of bustling activity and words you will enjoy sounding with your little one.
I’m soooo looking forward to adding this book to our bedtime reading line-up. It came in the mail just the other day. (yes, I bought it for myself with the excuse that my son would really like it.) I read about this book on one of my favourite blogs here alittle while back.
I was visiting my parents afew months ago when I discovered my favourite book in the basement. The book was almost 37 years old and still in great condition. I remember spending hours looking at all the pictures, over and over again. There was always something new to notice each time. It is now one of my toddler’s favourite bedtime books. It was first published in 1966 and my book is an eleventh printing, 1974! The cover has changed and you can still get this book. It was one of the most popular book written and illustrated by by Richard Scarry.
It is such a nice feeling to look at my childhood book with my son. My son is always asking, “What is this?” “Tell this,” it got me to thinking how this was an odd assortment of pictures especially when you can’t read the words. What a collection of quirky images!
We’ve added to the Richard Scarry storytime with this one full of Cars, Trucks and Things that go!
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