It has been awhile since I posted for this meme. I am reading picture books and mg and YA books regularly, but have not taken part in Jen Vincent’s and Kellee Moye’s weekly event. Past time I did.
In the past few weeks I have read some exceptional picture books.Here are 3 of them.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce, illustrated byJoe Bluhm and William Joyce.
The books begins with: Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books.
He is writing his thoughts and about his life every day but a wind blows and all the words are scattered.He receives a book and ends up in an “extraordinary” building, where he finds thousands of books, thousands of stories. As he says “Everyone’s story matters.”
What a wonderful message for everyone. This is a must read book!
In a Cloud of Dust by Alma Fullerton, illus. by Brian Deines
This a lovely book about a young Tanzanian girl and how a simple gesture can transform a life. Loved the simplicity but lyrical verses in how the story was told.Having been engaged to a Tanzanian at university and known many African students there, I am drawn to books that shine a light on the life there.
Crow Call by Lois Lowry, illus. Bagram Ibatoulline
This is Lois Lowry’s first picture book and it was a lovely retelling of an actual event in her life. It tells the story of a young girl who is trying to recount with her father after his return from war. So enjoyed it.
I love Crow Call, have used it as a memoir mentor text for a long time, Bev. And weren’t those ‘flying books’ fantastic (as promised)? Ha! Thanks for In A Cloud of Dust-new to me, will look for it!
Thanks Linda. Crow Call was such a lovely book – like a memoir.
Great to know about In a Cloud of Dust – the book cover looks inviting. Will have to find it. 🙂
Thanks Myra. I did enjoy it – written as in verse.