Llewellyn likes to collect small, ordinary things. One day, while collecting the cherry red syrup light of a sunset, he meets Evelyn and together they collect feathers and buttercups, the sound of the ocean, and the long shadows of summer. But what will happen when Evelyn has to move away? With vivid language, In a Jar tenderly captures the beauty of friendship and shared memories.
Do you have a dog? Do you love the comfort of home? Have you ever felt loved? Do you love beautiful art? Do you have a heart? Do you want it to grow three sizes?
Flip through this book. If your heart isn't aching by the end, you're a liar.
My City shows that even the simplest errand can be full of discovery, if you aren't too busy to notice. Max is on a mission to deliver a letter, and every step of his journey reveals some small wonder: bright colors dancing in a laundromat window, the world mirrored in a puddle, the sky's shifting hues at sunset. Every time I open this book I find something new to marvel at, right alongside Max.
Julian is a mermaid - of this there is no doubt. But how will this identity expression be met by his family? This is a question we get to explore through this book's resplendent watercolor illustrations and streamlined story. It's about the transformative power of loving acceptance during pivotal moments of self-doubt. For the mermaid in all of us.
A classic collection has been given a new makeover. This stylish edition has been stuff with gorgeous new illustrations by a highly curated selection of artists. A perfect gift for the young (or the young at heart) artist/book collector/designer/folktale enthusiast on your list.
A simple book about making mistakes [in art], but not letting them get in the way of creative process.
Or, in the words of Bob Ross, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents."
Hands down my favorite children's illustrated book of 2017 and easily in my all-time top 10.
This book shows the journey that many refugees and asylum seekers choose to undertake. It elegantly illustrates the fear, confusion, obstacles, and long periods of waiting that almost universally make up their stories. Sanna set out to honor their experiences and in my opinion she's succeeded.
Finally! The illustrated story of a dumpling that I never knew I needed! When a dumpling is overlooked in a dim sum restaurant, an outgoing cockroach comes to the rescue. Together they explore the varied landscape of the bustling restaurant. The clever illustrations really elevate the story! Flames from a wok spell out sounds, piles of dirty dishes look like shimmering china towers, and hanging red lanterns become the perfect vantage point to take in the view. You'll have to check out this book to see what happens next. But sometimes all we need is a new perspective.
A delightful and thoughtful story where animals take care of their zookeeper for a change. Being confined to bed would certainly be more bearable if you had many four-legged and feathered friends to look after you! This book's lovely drawings demonstrate what true friendship looks like.