Bear and Wolf is a quiet, meditative walk through a snowy forest with two friends who have a love of cold and silence in common. Salmieri's expressive illustrations lend an air of mystery and warmth to this spellbinding wintry stroll.
A book full of kindness and heart and humor. It is the perfect antidote to the darkness and turmoil of our times. I wish I could fold the book up and stick it in my pocket and carry it with me always--alas, I'll have to settle for many, many re-readings.
My all-time favorite picture book duo is back, and this time they are exploring a snowy wonderland that is just as full of gentle magic and delicious treats as the previous two adventures. Open this book and find a world where you are always welcome and everything is just the right size!
This is a book in which to immerse yourself. Readers will revel in each gloriously illogical yet everyday detail and will delight in the hilarious twist at the end. Perfection.
Let this book transport you to a beautiful, strange, magical world--I guarantee you won't ever want to leave!
Never have I wanted to hug a book so much. This is a delicious and delightful ride of a book--one of those you want to step right inside and live within, featuring two adorable girls who ride their bikes through a magical world where friendly animals serve them jam sandwiches and clover blossom tea and other delicious treats. Though this book was published in 2016, it feels like a homey, bygone classic in the best way possible.
Reading this book is like receiving a lovingly-gathered bunch of flowers from a dear friend. It is brimming with kindness, heart, and comfort. It should be read over and over and over. For those children who understand what it is to be lonely, to yearn for friendship, this book will be exactly what they need--a gentle, touching reminder that friends can be found where you least expect them
This is the first in a series that is dear to my heart. Though technically it is the second book--the first, The Moomins and the Great Flood, was intially only published in the UK--it is still a wonderful introduction to the myriad inhabitants of Moominvalley. On the surface, this is an apocalyptic adventure, but at its heart it's a celebration of community and friendship. The entire Moomintroll series is something to be savored--I come back to it time and time again to find the whimsy, inclusiveness, and magic that the real world lacks.
Badescu's Pomelo captures child-like wonder (and worry) expertly, and Chaud's illustrations are the perfect combination of silly, strange, and sweet. An all-time favorite!
This is a book for the daydreamers--as a parent attempts to hurry a child to get up and dressed and out the door, the child ponders swans, snails, sillyfaces, and much more. The expressive, minimal illustrations perfectly match the childlike wonder in the lyrical text. Perfect for reading aloud and sparking little imaginations.