Nothing can brighten up my day more than charming and creative pictures books so here’s four that I read today and loved.
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld – The absolutely adorable adventure of a petite cloud who finds out that she’s capable of doing great big things. The illustrations are delightful and the story is presented in a very simple way that works really, really well.
Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Melissa Sweet – I love the use of Spanish along with English, and even the rhyming worked. The illustrations were bright and lively too plus there’s even a glossary in the back for going on the terms used. And I really like that in the end Rubia did a good deed and made some bear friends.
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine and illustrated by Sebastia Serra – A somewhat fairy tale-inspired story of a wok who steals from a rich, selfish family in order to help out a poor boy and his loved ones. Very richly illustrated and well-crafted.
Wonder Woman: The Story of the Amazon Princess by Ralph Cosentino – Absolutely awesome and a must-have for people with little superhero fans or who just love Wonder Woman. The illustrations are very Grecian Urn-inspired and I really loved the way Diana’s story was presented from beginning to end. Definitely my favorite of these four.