Salina Yoon’s spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love. Uber charming–check out (shameless library pun!) the whole series.
“I am Eloise/I am six.” So begins the story of Eloise, the garrulous little girl who lives at New York’s Plaza Hotel. Eyebrow raised defiantly, arm propped on one jutting hip, Eloise is a study in self-confidence. Eloise’s personal mandate is “Getting bored is not allowed,” so she fills her days to the brim with wild adventures and self-imposed responsibilities. A much-loved classic.
Which bird has caught the worm? Where is the queasy monkey? And can you spot the scaredy-cat? Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye. Each spread features fun rhyming couplets, beautiful and complexly patterned artwork, and a hidden surprise. A visual playground, gorgeously rendered.
Do you share your home with a budding architect under four feet tall? Do you find yourself wincing at Lego© bricks underfoot, surrounded by mountains of imaginative artwork, or marvelous contraptions made from your missing office supplies? If so, have I got some books for you. Each one of these celebrates the art of architecture and is sure to spark a child’s imagination or even give them a glimpse of their future selves. For any child who has the architectural bug (or just appreciates beauty and a great story), I recommend these 15 fab books. Pick them up at your local library, book store, or click on the covers to link to Amazon.
See my guest blog post on Archinect about these books HERE:
“One of the best Christmas books ever.” — Publishers Weekly
Still hilarious after all 40+ years. Take your pick between the original 1972 chapter book or the 2011 picture book adaptation.