Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The book We're Going On A Bear Hunt, first published in 1989, just recently made its way into our hands from our small local library. I have heard about this book from many people, but if you can believe it, I have never read it! It is a treasure, and although we picked up an English/Vietnamese copy (it has been translated into 17 languages, I believe), the pictures were perfect in their whimsical way, and my little Bug loved the repitition of the story. Through woods, snowstorm, and river a family travels to find a bear, and find one they do!
A sweet story to read before bed, and a very inspirational book to have on hand when thinking of making something for little ones. I think the illustrations of books are my favorite part, and these will somehow make it into my sketchbook for ideas for a later date.
Hello, World! Are you ready for this spunky girl?
Stats and Updates
Weight: 15 lbs 9 oz
Length: 26 1/4 in.
Likes: books, her big brother, cuddling, sleeping on her side, and getting warm baths!
Dislikes: any baby cereal, being hot (I hear that little Lady!), and being on her tummy for too long
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The Snow Day by Komako Sakai
This was a sweet, simple story about a little one staying inside for the day because of snow. Although the story is very minimalist, the artwork is lovely to look at. Sketchy and patchy with color, it reminds me a a lot of the artwork of Suzy Lee, artist of WAVE, which I reviewed awhile ago. The story is also good for either gender, as the story is about a bunny, and one could guess as to if a boy or girl. The clothing and speech of the little one could really pass for either or, making this a great gift for a boy or a girl starting school or for a winter present.
Very few lines, the story is mostly told through the pictures, and it is well done. A cute read from the library, for sure