Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A Story for Bear, Dennis Haseley
Harcourt Publishers, Australia
ISBN 13: 9780152002398 ISBN 10: 0152002391
I love this gentle, quiet tale of a curious bear, peeking through the foliage at a woman reading in an adirondack chair by her summer cottage.
By fall he is so used to her that he loves listening to her voice, reading him stories.
By winter he knows just what to do, in his den, with all of her books!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Published by Walker Books, this new title has two mirror images on each double spread: one showing the day of a child in the western world, the other a child in North Africa.
The Window by Jeannie Baker has long been one of my wordless favorites because it reflects environmental awareness. This one has similar amazing collages and, again wordlessly, shows the similarities of children and families around the world.
A great book for older kids to discuss different cultures.