Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- The book was so cute it made me want to cry.
- Me, sobbing with a picturebook in my hand.
- It’s not as strange a picture as I would like to think.
- Anyway, Il Sung Na’s books are always light-hearted and warm. Bird, Balloon, Bear is no different.
- Bird wants to make friends with Bear but he/she/they is/are too shy and miss their chance.
- So Bear makes friends with the Balloon.
- It’s a picturebook; these things are perfectly acceptable.
- Anyway, Balloon is a rather delicate sort and sort of flakey. Things happen.
- A chance opens up again.
- This time Bird takes that chance.
- Happiness and friendship forever.
- Also, the prettiest art to accompany this delightful story.
- See examples below.
- I enjoyed this picturebook and my niece is (4 year old) is in love with it.
- Try it out for bedtime?
Hardcover, 44 pages Expected publication: March 7th 2017 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books With evocative and vivid art, Marc Martin’s A River straddles the fence between fiction and nonfiction. Educators will find they can use this picturebook to teach their young students lessons about the environment and how rivers affect changes in the landscape. […]
Hardcover, 192 pages Expected publication: March 7th 2017 by Clarion Books Source: Raincoast Books Fish Girl presents an eerie landscape that blurs the edges between reality and magic. The fish girl lives in an aquarium on a boardwalk with her sea creatures (the octopus in particular) and the self-titled Neptune for company. Visitors to the […]
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