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

Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith: a hilarious story that reminds each Mortimer in us to enjoy the small things

Jory John, Penguin Problems. Illustrated by Lane Smith Published 2016 by Walker Books, 32p   Mortimer is a young penguin living in Antarctica, the source of his biggest problems. “It’s too early”, “My beak is cold”, “The sun is too bright here”, “It snows too much”, “I’m hungry”, “I don’t like being hunted”, “I wish… Continue reading Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith: a hilarious story that reminds each Mortimer in us to enjoy the small things

Lane Smith illustrates how memories define and keep us alive in a touching story about aging, family and love

Lane Smith, Grandpa Green Published 2011 by Roaring Brook Press, 32p   Grandpa Green is that kind of book that uses few words but leaves deep traces in your memory and your soul. Yes, memory is often deceitful and mysterious but it definitely keeps us alive and preserves our identity. A young boy recounts the… Continue reading Lane Smith illustrates how memories define and keep us alive in a touching story about aging, family and love