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January 27, 2015

Snow Day Review Blitz! Today I finish posting the reviews of Picture Books which I wrote in 2014.

Froodle, by Antoinette Portis, is a delightfully silly, jazzy picture book that will delight kids who know what birds really say. Froodle Sproodle!

Rupert Can Dance, by Jules Feiffer, is an exuberant story of a cat with a secret.

The Promise, by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, is a parable about planting trees, and how it brings growth, life, and blessing.

100 Bears, by Magali Bardos, a European import, is a somewhat bizarre and surprising counting book that goes all the way up to 100.

A Walk in Paris, by Salvatore Rubbino, is a wonderful child's-eye view of Paris, as a little girl accompanies her grandfather on a walk through the City of Lights.

Viva Frida, by Yuyi Morales, with photographs by Tim O'Meara, is a highly symbolic and beautiful celebration of Frida Kahlo's life and art.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund




Every Knee Shall Bow
by Thomas Allin & Mark T. Chamberlain

The Church of Mercy
by Pope Francis



Edward Hopper Paints His World
Edward Hopper Paints His World
by Robert Burleigh
paintings by Wendell Minor

Oops Paint
Oops Paint
by Kathryn Horn Coneway


The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
by Alexander McCall Smith

A Damsel in Distress
A Damsel in Distress
by P. G. Wodehouse
read by Jonathan Cecil



Boys of Blur
Boys of Blur
by N. D. Wilson

Space Case
Space Case
by Stuart Gibbs



The Shadow Hero
The Shadow Hero
story by Gene Luen Yang
art by Sonny Liew

Mortal Heart
Mortal Heart
by Robin LaFevers



Froodle
by Antoinette Portis

Rupert Can Dance
by Jules Feiffer


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