Sometimes Rain’s playful, lyrical text takes readers on a jaunt through the seasons. It assures them that though there are changes throughout the year, there will always be constants — like friendship. Diana Sudyka’s illustrations are lighthearted and lovely and though Meg Fleming’s text is simple and succinct, it is so satisfying. This celebration of the seasons could easily become a new bedtime favorite for little ones.
Jenn is no stranger to lost dogs, having lost her Prudence a while back. One day she comes across a little brown furry stray and despite a few mischievous missteps on the pup’s part during his first day at Jenn’s house, she embraces him wholeheartedly. But one day she finds out that he does indeed have an owner — someone who misses him and is looking for him. She has a tearful decision to make. A poignant and hopeful wordless story about love and being brave enough to open up your heart again to the possibility of loss.
A volume of life lessons from Miss Marcella Mink with the help of her sixty-seven cats. Exquisite and whimsical art and wisdom with reminders that a prudent measure of simplicity, curiosity and adventure can go a long way in allaying the stresses of life.
Countless are the ways we shape our children as they grow up but equally endless are the ways they in turn shape us as mothers. We see just how that works in Miguel Tanco’s MOM AND ME, ME AND MOM. Its sweet, endearing and clever words and illustrations show us all the unexpected ways motherhood changes us — for the better.
Joe lives in a dreary, gray city where he spends his days imagining and daydreaming. One day his vision and desire for beauty turn something tiny and ordinary into something extraordinary, spreading joy everywhere. His work reminds readers of how our efforts, though seemingly small, have the power to make a positive and wide impact.