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

The Liszts: a humorous, gothic-flavored picture book which celebrates spontaneity and reminds us that the unfamiliar is part of our lives

Kyo Maclear, Júlia Sardà, The Liszts Published 2016 by Andersen Press, 40p (First published 2016 in Canada by Tundra Books)   The Liszts is not for those who expect a little biography on Franz Liszt but for those who obsessively make lists. Preoccupied to record and file all the things we consider important we sometimes… Continue reading The Liszts: a humorous, gothic-flavored picture book which celebrates spontaneity and reminds us that the unfamiliar is part of our lives

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