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Benjamin Chaud: You Know Him. You Just Don’t Know You Know Him.

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Tell me and tell me true, what do the following have in common? From the title of this post you have no doubt concluded that they all share the same illustrator.  However, had you asked me prior to my recent meeting with French artist Benjamin Chaud, I don’t know that it would have necessarily occurred [...]

Review of the Day: A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes

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A Funny Little Bird By Jennifer Yerkes Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.) $15.99 ISBN: 978-1-4022-8013-9 Ages 3-7 On shelves now When I was a kid I tried to learn how to draw by reading Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. A lot of the book was dedicated to showing your average [...]

Review of the Day: My Dad is Big and Strong, But… by Coralie Saudo

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My Dad Is Big and Strong, But…: A Bedtime Story By Coralie Saudo Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo Translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick Enchanted Lion Books $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-59270-122-3 Ages 4-8 On shelves April 17, 2012 Few picture book titles come with qualifications. More often than not they are statements of strong purpose. I Can [...]

The French Are Here . . . And They Want Your Children

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I was going through a box of new Candlewick releases the other day when I came across a charming little board book by the name of Peekaboo Baby.  It’s your standard lift-the-flap reveal-the-baby number, the kind Karen Katz has perfected to an art.  A person can’t have too many lift-the-flaps in the house, of course, [...]

Review of the Day: Press Here by Herve Tullet

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Press Here By Herve Tullet Chronicle Books $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-8118-7954-5 Ages 4-8 On shelves March 30th When we talk about interactive picture books we’re usually talking about pop-up books or tactile books with fuzzy/bumpy details. When we talk about picture books that break down the fourth wall, we’re usually talking about titles that approach the [...]

Review of the Day: Big Wolf and Little Wolf by Nadine Brun-Cosme

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Big Wolf and Little Wolf By Nadine Brun-Cosme Illustrated by Olivier Tallec Enchanted Lion Books $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-59270-084-4 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. It’s seems strange to say that different countries produce different flavors of children’s literature, but it’s true. The Dutch books feel one way, the Japanese another. And the French books… well, where [...]