Category Archives: diversity

Mela and the Elephant – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Mela and the Elephant Author: Dow Phumiruk Illustrator: Ziyue Chen Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, April 15th, 2018 Ages: 3-7 Themes: kindness, empathy, Thai customs, Thailand, fables   Opening: Mela set out to explore the banks of Ping River near her home. Her little brother … Continue reading

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Ziyue Chen – Illustrator Interview

My online author-illustrator friend, Dow Phumiruk has just released a new picture book, Mela and the Elephant, which I love and am reviewing on Friday.  Ziyue Chen’s art beautifully enhances Dow’s text, and in my goal to interview as diverse … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Purse – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Grandma’s Purse Author & Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton  Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: grandparents, purses, inter-generational relationships Opening: Today my grandma Mimi is coming to visit. When Mimi comes over, she always has a new treasure to share. Synopsis: When … Continue reading

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