Monday, November 7, 2016

Little Crooked Bookshelf

by Elise Hurst

This week's pick is from Cottager Jamie Michalak.

What it's all about ...
Imagine a city where lions read books, bunnies and bears ride bicycles, and the world has no edges. Join two children as they embark on an adventure of imagination and possibility.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf …
It's almost impossible not to get lost in Elise Hurst's rich, dreamy illustrations. Readers will find lots of stories and surprises on every page.

My favorite lines …
Where buses are fish
and the fish fly the sky

My favorite illustration …
From IMAGINE A CITY. Illustration copyright 2016 by Elise Hurst.

Why kids will like it …
Imagine a City is an open invitation to daydream, and it's fun to find favorite creatures hidden in its pages.

Why parents will like it …
The perfect book for sharing. Parents and children can take turns finding stories in the illustrations and telling them.


  1. Wow! Yes, Thank-you Jamie. I didn't see this at the bookstore yesterday, but I'll be looking for it this week. Thanks so much for the introduction!

    1. You're very welcome, Joanne! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :) Jamie

  2. These illustrations area absolutely stunning, Jamie!! Thanks for the recommendation. We need cities like these more than ever now :(

    1. So true, Maria!

      Thanks for your comment! xo Jamie