The power of gardens in children’s picture books. A list of favourite titles

I’d like to preserve my daughter’s curiosity and to encourage her interest in the way the world works for as long as I could but on the other hand I want her to understand the force of nature and to realize its magnificence. Yesterday I was reading an article in the newspaper stating that the… Continue reading The power of gardens in children’s picture books. A list of favourite titles

Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault: an emotional story about moods, sisterly love and healing through art

Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault, Virginia Wolf Published 2012 by Kids Can Press, 32p   Vanessa Bell was only two and a half years older than Virginia Woolf but after their mother died she became extremely maternal to her younger sister, offering advice and comfort when Virginia had her breakdowns. Virginia expressed herself through writing, while… Continue reading Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear and Isabelle Arsenault: an emotional story about moods, sisterly love and healing through art

Jane, the fox & me: an emotional graphic novel about children’s loneliness, bullying and comfort through reading

Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault, Jane, the fox & me Published 2013 by Groundwood Books, 104p   Jane, the fox & me will speak not only to children but also to adults. We all have been Hélène at a certain point in our lives. We all experienced isolation and loneliness and felt the need to escape… Continue reading Jane, the fox & me: an emotional graphic novel about children’s loneliness, bullying and comfort through reading