There’s an old, apt joke about an author at a party. He’s been talking another guest’s ear off (no, it wasn’t Van Gogh) about all things himself. Suddenly, he stops mid-sentence to say, “But enough about me. What did you think of my latest book?”
As I sometimes do on this blog, I will stop talking about all things moi, to introduce two wonderful brand new picture books:
The first is I Love You for Miles and Miles by Alison Goldberg, with pictures by Mike Yamada (ISBN13: 9780374304430). Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, it’s a very sweet, beautifully illustrated book that brilliantly combines love of vehicles with love for the reader. It made my heart feel warm, and I look forward to sharing my copy with my toddler grandson, a truck enthusiast.
Then we have Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones by Sara Levine, illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth (ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-9489-3). A non-fiction title from Millbrook Press, this communicates fascinating facts about dinosaurs in an appealing, often humorous way – not an easy feat. The writing is clear, and the illustrations, with diverse dinosaurs and children, are imaginative. I think school and public libraries will snap it up, as I did, to share with young dinosaur aficionados.