2 Recommended Picture Books

Instead of talking about moi for a change, I’ll mention a couple of picture books I read recently and liked so much that I reviewed them on Goodreads. The first is a wonderfully interesting biography–Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark by Heather Lang– and here’s my review:

Compelling true story of a childhood fascination with sharks that evolved into a groundbreaking career. Dr. Clark’s research led to deeper understanding of these often misunderstood animals. Heather Lang does a wonderful job conveying information about sharks–their surprising diversity and habits, importance to the food chain–and dispels myths about them. The reader learns about sharks and Dr. Clark’s passion to their study–all conveyed in an entertaining, accessible style.

The second title–You Know What?, by Carol Gordon Ekster– is a charming fiction book for younger readers, about Oliver, who would rather ask his mother endless questions than go to sleep. Here’s my review:


This book made me smile throughout. The child’s questions and the mother’s reactions are very believable, and the cumulative effect is funny. Charming text and illustrations make a great bedtime read.


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