A playful little girl.
That's what this wordless picture book is about. Okay, maybe add in a few sea gulls and a mother watching by. But seriously, that is all.
And they, Girl and Wave, make up a joyful summer read about children's friendship with Nature. It's cheeky at times. It may start off with a teasing 'I-dare-you.' It splashes and clashes and leaves surprising finds. In the end, it's also about being together, happy.
I love the sea.
I'd learned about this book on Goodreads. I knew it was about a girl and a wave. I knew that was all. Of course my curiosity was stirred! That's all? A girl and a wave, and we get a story? Without words? And an enjoyable story, nevertheless? How?
I'll let you find out How? indeed. What an inspiring illustrator-storyteller Suzy Lee is! Check out Wave and Suzy's website.
A few hours ago, I received an email asking if I could share news about a children's book on Kickstarter (an online platform for independent artists to raise funds for their beloved projects). I find the artwork adorable and really want to lend support to other authors and illustrators.
Plus, I love cats, and here's one who thinks he's a pirate. So here goes:
Jack the Kitten is full of imagination. One of his favorite things to imagine is that he's a pirate. So when bedtime rolls around, Jack is sleepy, but he's convinced that pirates don't go to bed. It's up to his big brother, Machu, to show him all the things that pirates do before going to bed. This is a great story for you to read to your 3 to 7-year-olds, especially before bed. The story is brilliantly illustrated by Mindy Lou Hagan.
There's a particular picture I love: the one with Jack and Machu brushing their teeth. What a fun-sounding bedtime story. If you have a minute, check out this project on Kickstarter here!
Hope everyone is enjoying their week! What are you reading this summer?
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Really enjoyed the honest voice of this narrator ~ a teenager let down by his mother and the foster care system, and almost-picked up through his involvement with a gang.