Monday, January 4, 2016

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

by Lisa Stubbs

This week's pick is from Cottager Anika Denise

What it's all about . . .
Lily likes nothing better than to imagine and draw the things she loves. She draws cats and birds and boats and houses, and one day she makes a very special drawing of a bear who comes to life.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf . . .
Charming and simple text combined with loosely drawn screen printed, acrylic, watercolor and pencil crayon illustrations give the book a classic story time feel. We especially love the texture and bold childlike line in the art, as well as Lily's fabulous red tutu.

Our favorite lines . . .
But best of all,
they sang really
loudy, while
Bear played 
the banjo

Our favorite illustration. . .

Why kids will love it . . .
Lily and Bear are hard to resist. Their friendship is sweet and true. And what kid won't love to imagine a favorite drawing coming to life? Especially one who plays banjo brilliantly. 

Why grown-ups will love it . . .
It's a charming and satisfying read aloud perfect for snuggle time or story time. We'd recommend pairing it with Kelly Light's Louise Loves Art for a drawing or imagination themed story hour.

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