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It’s for the kids: Two ARCs I received at BEA this year

September 13, 2015

One Day, The End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories by Rebecca Kai Dotleich is a charming book with adorable art by Fred Koehler. Although each story is only a few sentences each, the pictures tell a longer, more interesting story that would make for a WONDERFUL story-time book. I imagine letting the kids fill in the blanks. Could be good in the classroom for story prompts and to teach about how art tells its own story. Highly recommended.

Elephant & Piggie: I Will Take A Nap is another wonderful book from Mo Willems. Children who haven’t been introduced to Willems yet are missing out a man who is probably the Dr. Seuss of his generation. Both a talented artist and storyteller, Willems creates books that both children and parents look forward to reading. To say anything about this book would be to give away too much of the story, I think, except that Elephant is feeling a bit cranky and needs a nap. But you don’t need me to tell you anything about it to know you should buy it or check it out from the library. These are the books your children will cherish as adults as well.

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