When children draw worlds/ Cand copiii deseneaza universuri

Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon Harper Collins Publishers, 64p   Art is essential for children’s development. I have never thought that my daughter would be the next Picasso but I had no worries that she was going to ruin the walls or the furniture in the house with her painting. And she didn’t.… Continue reading When children draw worlds/ Cand copiii deseneaza universuri

The power of the senses

Nicola Winstanley, Janice Nadeau, Cinnamon Baby Published February 1st 2011 by Kids Can Press, 32p   This book makes you feel the smell of fresh baked bread in a spring morning. It is a modern fairy tale about Miriam who rode her bike every day to her little bakery where she baked all kind of… Continue reading The power of the senses

Bink and Gollie

Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, Bink and Gollie. Best Friends Forever. Illustrated by Tony Fucile Candlewick Press, 96 p   I enjoyed discovering Bink and Gollie and also reading an illustrated book about friendship between two kids. This is the third book in the series and consists of three stories, all of them hilarious and… Continue reading Bink and Gollie

Geography lesson with Cat in the Hat

Tish Rabe, Why Oh Why Are Desserts Dry? Illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu Published in 2011 by Random House Children’s Books, 38p   Not all children or adults love geography but when you have the Cat in the Hat to be your teacher the journey to discover the deserts turns into a unique… Continue reading Geography lesson with Cat in the Hat

About national identity

Mem Fox, Possum Magic. Illustrated by Julie Vivas An Omnibus book from Scholastic Australia, 32p Mem Fox is one of the most well-known Australian writers of children’s books and a former university teacher. I haven’t heard about her when living in Romania but I liked her instantly after reading an interview where she said that… Continue reading About national identity

About penguins and dreams coming true

Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr Popper’s Penguins. Illustrated by Robert Lawson Published 1992 by Little, Brown and Company, 139p   Imagine how your life would change if twelve penguins came to live in your house. I know for sure your children would have the best days. My daughter adored this book; we had so much… Continue reading About penguins and dreams coming true

“Do you think the king knows all about me?”

A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard Published 2007 by Egmont Books, 112p Every child is his parents’ inspiration. In 1924, Alan Alexander Milne published this volume of poems for his son, Christopher Robin who was three years old at that time. If the name of the boy sounds familiar to… Continue reading “Do you think the king knows all about me?”