Two more #christmasgiftideas
—The first—As We Grow, by Libby Walden and Richard Jones. Walden has a way with words, taking simple sentences and transforming them into lyrical poems that flow effortlessly. And, Jones has a talent for creating beautiful scenes that will charm every reader. The colour palette, much like Feelings, is soft, earthy. Texture gives the illustrations depth and depicts gentle movement. The story itself is a journey through life, from the opening of eyelids for the very first time to the setting of the evening sun. “We are all astonishing—we grow in different ways and the chapters of our lives create a story to amaze!” This book amazes. It’s my share for #kidlitpicks_rhymingreads
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The second book is a must for #kiwikids
and anyone who would like to learn about our homegrown legends—OH BOY: A Storybook of Epic NZ Men, by Stuart Lipshaw. Featured are names you may know because of their outstanding achievements—Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter Jackson and Steven Adams, and others you’ll quickly come to admire. All overcame challenges to make their mark in history and in our hearts. The illustrations, like the men this book celebrates, are bold, powerful, striking and full of personality. If you love the companion book GO GIRL, or others like Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, definitely add OH BOY to your All I Want for Christmas is Books wish list.