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Useful Qualities for an Illustrated Book

As and adult, how do you determine if a children’s illustrated book is enjoyable to all ages?  The litmus test: if it can bring a smile to your face even when it’s written in a language you don’t understand, it’s a pretty good bet young kids will like it too. 229 more words


An illustrated book acquired on my travels

“Anbetung des Korsetts”

Or, Adoration of the Corset, by Bele Bachem and Wolfgang Ebert. I found this at a book seller’s stall in a little market in Amsterdam near Nieuwmarkt. 307 more words


True Tails from the Dog Park by Max and Luther

A charming collection of tales (tails?) from the dog park, including advice on navigating the social minefield that a group of dogs can present, rules for dog owners, and observations told from the point of view of 2 dogs who are best friends: Max, a Puggle, and Luther, a Bulldog. 137 more words

Featured Books

Delicious Girls by Sakizo

I can’t believe that I let this photo of this artbook hanging around for some time, so this time I will review what I forgot. 297 more words


Small-Space Vegetable Gardens, by Andrea Bellamy (2014)

Curled up by the fire, it’s a fine time to dream of summer harvest bounties. Vancouver’s own Andrea Bellamy offers practical step-by-step guide to city gardening in just about any space. 191 more words


The day the crayons quit

Of course it was Christmas and I have many many new books to recommend, these kids are so lucky, they had a lot of new books as presents. 55 more words


The Slug, by Elise Gravel (2014)

Ages 4-7
Looking for a last-minute gift for a little one? Try this hilarious picture book exploration of the slimy misunderstood slug, the latest entry in the Disgusting Critters series. 176 more words