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Red Knit Cap Girl To The Rescue

9 Dec

Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue is a children’s book that is written by Naoko Stoop. This is a road trip book for children. A little girl playing in the woods finds a polar bear cub, and along with her friend the rabbit they assist him in returning to his home in the Arctic. This is a simple story with a big message. The message is that no matter how big or small we are one person can help solve a problem.

red knit cap girl to the rescue
Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue
The illustrations in the book were created by Stoop, and she uses mixed media from found items. It’s a great effect, and further reinforces her message about changing the world. The book also encourages readers to respect everyone in the world they live in.

So if you are looking for a book that will teach children of all ages respect you should really check out this book.

Close Your Eyes

18 Nov

Close Your Eyes is the perfect book for reading to a child before bed. The book is about a tiger who tells her kit to close his eyes and go to sleep. The little tiger doesn’t want to go sleep because of all the things he will miss, and he is afraid of the dark. His mother gently reminds him of all the things he can see in his dreams, and that he has no need to fear because she is near.
This is a sweet children’s book. The illustrations by Georg Hallensleben are wonderful.
close your eyes
They use loads of color, and they have a little dreamy quality which is perfect for a children’s book. The message of the book is also sweet. That a child doesn’t have to miss out on life during their sleep, they are just experiencing it in another way. For all of you with children, check this book out.

His Shoes Were Far Too Tight

10 Nov

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy reading children’s books. They just seem to say a lot more in fewer words. I recently read His Shoes Were Far Too Tight by Edward Lear. The book is the mastermind of Daniel Pinkwater, and it is illustrated by Calef Brown. The book is a collection of poems by Edward Lear.

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A lot of people will recognize one his most famous poems The Owl and The Pussycat. As the title suggests it is the story of an owl and a pussycat. The owl and the pussycat are in love, and the poem follows their journey to find a ring, and someone who will marry them. While Lear’s poetry is considered nonsense poetry, this poem has always made great sense to me. It shows how no matter how different individuals are love can make it work. I think the poem says a lot more than people realize.  And I really like the illustration that Brown put together for this poem. It’s a picture of the owl serenading the pussycat while they are in a boat. Just like the poem says, but the owl and the pussycat obviously adore each other. It’s a great picture of what true love is.

My absolute favorite poem in the book is The Jumblies. They went to sea in a sieve. Now a sieve isn’t something you would normally think of floating around in, but the jumblies sail off in the sieve even though others say they shouldn’t do it. They sail off into bad weather.  And the jumblies are very proud of the fact that they have sailed off in the sieve. Once again Brown has delivered a great illustration for this poem. The picture of individuals with green heads sailing into the unkown in a sieve is something most children will enjoy.

So, as you make out a list of items for your children’s Christmas list, and you want something that they will use over and over. Add this book to the list of purchases, it’s a book they will enjoy.