I haven't posted an update on the blog in a while so I thought it might be nice to do a quick write-up of some of my favorite kid lit reads from the past month or so. My local library finally re-opened its doors and I was able to find a little time between commissions and moving into a new house to discover some stories that I really admire.
This charming Sendak-inspired story follows a boy who wakes up to discover he has turned into a lion... and is hungry for a bit more than pancakes. I love Groenink's use of color and the character design is excellent.
This new chapter book by Amy Timberlake is fantastic. I like to describe it as "It's like frog and toad, but frog secretly hates toad." The story does a great job of portraying authentic neurodiverse characters and the accompanying illustrations by Klassen are perfect.
This new graphic novel is a visual stunner. The full color art has so much nuance and detail. Tim really outdid himself. The character design is outstanding and the world he had developed is truly unique and magical.
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