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Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Van Allsburg, C. (1981). Jumanji. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. $15.43 (amazon.com) 32 p.

Analysis: I’m going to discuss illustration style and theme in this analysis. Van Allsburg’s photo-realistic style is, by all accounts, beautiful. 410 more words

Picture Books


Author/Illustrator: Arnold Lobel

Have you ever heard of the crocodile who was so fond of order that he preferred the pattern on his wallpaper over the flowers outside–and spent the rest of his life indoors admiring the wallpaper? 178 more words

Book Review

Patricia & Max

I’ve had Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel by James Proimos for quite sometime.  It’s been one we’ve read in spurts since kiddo had the physical ability to hand me books from a stack – so, yeah, quite awhile.  473 more words


Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Title/Author: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Caldecott Winner

Published: April 1st, 2007 by Scholastic… 738 more words

Book Review

chinese art and fairy tales

Two splendid stories today coming from Ancient China, one quite new, the other twenty-five years old this year.

Brush of the Gods, written by Lenore Look, illustrated by Meilo So… 328 more words


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick is the winner of the Caldecott Medal given each year to the best picture book for children. The medal is well deserved. 629 more words

Book Review

Mei Li

Mei Li wishes to go to the New Year Fair in the city, but little girls always have to stay home. Undaunted, she sneaks out to visit the city, following her brother. 1,083 more words