Picture books I requested for review, Fall 2019. Read more on Riffle
Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte
Warm, boldly colored and outlined illustrations showcase the beauty of Puerto Rico, the experiences of a darling young boy missing his father "across the bay," and the loving family that he comes to realize is all he needs. "... 'When sad things happen,' the ranger said, 'I think of them like dark clouds. No matter the storm, the sun always returns.' And just like that, the rain stopped. ..."
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Margaret Wise Brown 5-Minute Stories by Margaret Wise Brown
A collection of selected stories by the great Margaret Wise Brown. While they do not measure up to her classic story, Goodnight Moon, this is nevertheless a satisfying compendium of eight stories with varied themes—bedtime, nature, numbers, etc. Each has a different illustrator, but all feature bright, uncluttered pages with minimal text. As the title suggests, each story can be read in about 5 minutes.
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Five Minutes: (That's a Lot of Time) (No, It's Not) (Yes, It Is) by Audrey Vernick
How long is five minutes? That all depends. Are you waiting in line at the post office? "Five minutes is an eternity!" Or are you playing games at the carnival? "Please? Just five more minutes?" Five Minutes: (That's a lot of time) (No, it's not) (Yes,it is) is a brightly illustrated, humorous look at the concept of time through the eyes of a young boy. https://shelf-employed.blogspot.com
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