Saturday, July 5, 2014

Picture Book Saturday

Rock-a-bye Room
By Susan Meyers, illustrated by Amy Bates
Published 2013 by Harry N. Abrams
Is it weird that my first reaction to this book is "bedtime story for hipster parents"? It's actually a good bedtime story for anyone, with lulling rhymes and gentle illustrations. But something about it shouts "hipster" at me for some reason. The gentle rhythm would work well if you wanted to sing this story instead of just reading. The illustrations are definitely suited for a bedtime read, calm colors and simple lines. Another for my arsenal of bedtime books.
Magic Colors
By Patrick George
Published 2013 by Boxer Books
Oh boy, are parents going to love this one! This book is delightful - with transparent pages, it shows what happens when you mix different colors together, creating new pictures with every flip of the page. The text is very simple, making this a perfect (and, I'm sure, endlessly fascinating) book to share with even the youngest readers. I definitely recommend this one! 
Magic Opposites
By Patrick George
Published 2013 by Boxer Books
Another awesome concept book from George - this time teaching opposites with magic pages. These books are just brilliantly done, and I particularly like this one for the more interesting opposites he chooses to introduce. Kids will love discovering the magic in these pages.

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