Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday Kid Reads

Fox's Garden by Princess Camcam 
Oh, how I love wordless picture books. Wordless picture books are where you experience the richness of conversation with your child. Having nothing but the illustrations to guide you in conversation-wordless picture books are a gift to parents and their children. This book was awarded the American Library Association's Notable Children's Book award for 2015! If you have never experienced a wordless picture book, you must start with this one!
Here is a synopsis of what the story will tell:
"One snowy night, a fox loses its way, entering a village. Chased away by the grown ups, Fox takes shelter in a greenhouse. A little boy sees this from his window. Without hesitating, he brings a basket of food to the greenhouse, where he leaves it for the fox. His gift is noticed and the night becomes a garden of new life, nourished by compassion and kindness.
Princesse Camcam's cut-paper illustrations, along with the beautiful lighting of the sets she creates, make the experience of looking at these illustrations both touching and transcendent. Their beauty and essential simplicity reflect the beauty of the story. The reader is left charmed by the fox and the child and thoughtful about the emotional lives of both humans and other creatures."
If you have fallen in love, like I have, here are some other popular titles in the "Wordless Picture Book" category:
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Journey by Aaron Becker
Happy Reading! 

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