The Blue Whale: a meditative nonfiction picture book that celebrates “the largest living creature on our planet”

Jenni Desmond, The Blue Whale Published 2015 by Enchanted Lion Books, 48p   The Blue Whale is an amazing book and what makes it special is the captivating blending of scientific facts with a sensitive and warm presentation, leading to an immediate interest of readers in the life of blue whales, “magnificent and intelligent creatures” how… Continue reading The Blue Whale: a meditative nonfiction picture book that celebrates “the largest living creature on our planet”

An unusual alphabet book – Gertrude Stein’s To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays

Gertrude Stein, To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Illustrations by Giselle Potter Published 2011 by Yale University Press, 128p   Reading Gertrude Stein is a linguistic challenge. She follows the stream of consciousness and reveals her thoughts as in a conversation. She stops, she repeats and uses an impressive collection of monosyllabic words.… Continue reading An unusual alphabet book – Gertrude Stein’s To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays