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"My Dog Mouse" - a bookwrap







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"My Dog Mouse"

created by Eva Lindstöm

Ages: 4-8
Grade Level: PS-1



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About the book




"I love Mouse." 


This tender charming book will open your heart to witness the love  that is very evident between a very old, fat dog, with ears as thin as pancakes, and a young girl who comes faithfully to his home and asks if she can take him out for a walk.  

"Can I take Mouse for a walk?" I ask, and I'm always allowed.

Together they take a very slow stroll around the block pausing for Mouse to sniff the lampposts and fences for a long time and engage in his outside world.  They amble into the park where they share a snack, Mouse eating the little girl's too.  Then it's back on track... 

"Step, pause. Step, pause. Step, pause. "

The wind starts to blow and together they weather the force with Mouse's ears flapping like flags and him shutting his eyes against the turbulence.  He is rewarded with meatball treats and then it's homeward bound.  

When she drops him off she sadly stands until she can't see her old friend any more.  She hates to leave him and go on her way home.   The most beautiful part of the story that will tug at your heartstrings is you see Mouse looking out the window because he feels exactly the same way about her.  

The last line sums up the story perfectly...

"I wish Mouse was mine."

The simple kid-friendly illustrations use soft colours with lots of expression.  The book is translated from Swedish and the take-away is that animals are very important no matter what their age and they love to feel special as they spend quality time with their beloved humans.  I love the book and highly recommend it. 



Storywraps Rating - 5 Hugs!!!!!






About the author/illustrator








Eva Lindström has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed picture books. She has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and seven times for the August Prize.












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"If My Moon Was Your Sun" - a bookwrap











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"If My Moon Was Your Sun"

Authored by Andreas Steinhöfel
Illusrated by Nele Palmtag

Ages: 8-12 years
Grade Level: 3-6


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About the book




This beautifully written book will certainly tug at your heartstrings.  It oozes with love and acceptance and gives a child a glimpse of what it is like to have a beloved grandparent in his life who is experiencing dementia.  It highlights a very special relationship and strong bond of love between Max, who is nine years old, and his grandfather who is in their small town nursing home because unfortunately his memory is deteriorating.

Max takes it upon himself one day to skip school and to visit that nursing home with the intention of kidnapping his grandfather and spending the entire day with him just like old times, (if they are not apprehended of course).  Yes, you heard correctly,  Max wills to be his grandfather's liberator. 

He manages to free his grandfather (and another resident, Miss Schneider, who eagerly follows the duo out the door too).  He puts them safely on a bus and together they head to a very familiar summer meadow to relax and enjoy each other's company.  Grandfather loves to hum classical music such as Brahms, Schubert, and Mozart and he and Max revel in their love for each other throughout the time they spend there. 

The meadow is the first place that grandfather kissed his grandmother and it was there he proposed marriage to her.  Max and grandfather laze in the grass and chat away, while Miss Schneider dances in the sunlight, recalling her early days of being a dance instructor.   

Will Max and his entourage be discovered and will everyone be returned safely to the nursing home without incident?  Will he be in trouble for carrying out such a dastardly deed?  

This book is a perfect catalyst to start a conversation with your child about dementia.  Even though memories fade and are sometimes completely lost, the strong thread of love prevails forever in their loved ones' hearts. It includes a CD audiobook featuring classical music for children by George Bizet and Sergei Prokofiev.  I highly recommend this book be available in classrooms, libraries, and of course individual  homes.  The book adds a touch of humour to a very heartbreaking and very sad story regarding a person with Alzheimer's.  I highly recommend this book.  


Storywraps rating - 5+++ HUGS!!!!!











About the author








Andreas Steinhöfel is an award-winning German writer of children’s books. He received the Erich Kästner Prize for Literature in 2009 and the German Children’s Literature Award in 2013. In addition to writing books for young readers, he also works as a translator, writes for television and radio, and edits graphic novels. Born in 1962 in Battenberg, Germany, he now lives in Berlin. Other books by Andreas Steinhöfel available in English are The Spaghetti Detectives, An Elk Dropped In, and The Center of the World.









About the illustrator








Nele Palmtag, born in Böblingen, Germany, in 1973, began a career as a state-certified occupational therapist before studying design, fashion, and illustration at the University of the Arts Bremen and at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. She illustrates her own picture books as well as those of other authors. Her own works have been translated into several languages. She lives with her family in Hamburg-Altona. 








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Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap





Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




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Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap



Authored by Michael Weinberger
Illustrated by Steve Bonham

Grade Level: K-4
Series:  Oogie the Bear Books (Book 1)




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Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap



Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap


About the book...




Oogie is an adorable little bear cub who is obsessed with crackers and peanut butter.  It's his favourite snack of all time and every chance he gets he piles on the peanut butter and savours every last crumb.  Yum!  Life is good.

One day Oogie finds he is completely out of crackers.  His cravings for more lead him out on a blustery rainy day.  He heads to the local store to replenish his stock.  Unfortunately for him when he arrives at his destination the grocer informs him that there is no cracker delivery today because the baker did not make a delivery.  Oogie can't believe it.  He needs his P&C daily fix.   Did Oogie just give up and go back home sad and disheartened?  No way.  He gets going and is determined to get to the bottom of this inexcusable travesty.

He bundles up and off he goes back outside to the bakery.  Once inside the baker informs him she could not make anything because the supply truck didn't bring her any flour to do so.  This information just makes Oogie even more determined to uncover this mystery as to why he has no crackers to appease his gurgling, growling tummy.  

Next stop...  the delivery truck driver who tells Oogie that his van has a flat tire.  The truck is all loaded and ready to zoom but it cannot go because of the flat.  With rumbling sounds escalating louder from his tummy and the relentless rain pelting down even harder, Oogie heads outside once again.  He presses on through these challenges to go and and pay a visit to the mechanic.  His goal is to see if he has the needed tire in stock and if the tire can be transported back to the lifeless van.

 Oogie takes matters into his own paws and once the correct tire is located he, personally delivers it.  He corrects all the obstacles that are set before him and finally with everyone's co-operation gets his beloved crackers.   

Using his creative problem-solving skills and brute determination Oogie saves the day!   What a wonderful story of perseverance and never giving up.  

Every child can benefit from this positive message of working through problems and solving them all on their own.  I highly recommend this book.




Storywraps rating...  5 HUGS!!!!!



Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap




About the author...



Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure - a bookwrap


Michael Weinberger graduated from University of Pacific after earning his undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine and then went on to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1993 at the age of 25. He returned home to Las Vegas and operated a successful chiropractic office until the fall of 2000 when a severe arm injury forced him to step away from his chosen profession. It was during his recovery that he began writing. Michael enjoys writing, archery, martial arts, deep-sea fishing, movies and is a self-confessed "foodie." He lives in Las Vegas with his wife and two daughters where, when not otherwise engaged, he can usually be found shooting arrows into the garage from the custom archery bows he makes during his spare time.








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"Bicycling Rules of the Road" - a bookwrap!









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"Bicycling Rules of the Road"
The Adventures of Devin Van Dyke


Created by Kelly Pulley

Ages 5-8
Grade Level: K-3



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About the book...



Devin Van Dyke
If off on his bike,
He's wearing his helmet
 Knows all the rules right?


Sees Betsy LaBelle
Who smiles, gives a wave,
"Please give me a ride...:
Poor Devin, he caves.


Puts Betsy up front,
Her hair flowing free
Makes Devon's heart flutter
Even tho' he can't see.


They rescue a cat,
Then his basketball team, 
Bodies pile high
'Til its almost obscene. 


The last passenger added?
Is a goat.... holy cow!!!!
The goat hacks and coughs,
Devin's in trouble now.


A HUGE truck is coming
Full of wiggly worm bait,
Will Devin's bike hit it?
Will this be his fate?


Please remember the rules,
And obey every one,
Be safe on your bike,
Only then you'll have fun.  


The book's written in rhyme,
 Illustrations are great,
It's all about safety
Get a copy, don't wait. 


Storywraps Rating...  5 HUGS!!!!!









About the author/illustrator...







Kelly began his career in sportswear screen-printing, where he honed his skills as an illustrator creating imprints for clients such as: Disney, Warner Brothers, PAWS (Garfield), DC Comics, Adidas, Nike. 

In 1995, he moved to Tennessee to illustrate The Beginner's Bible series of books which included the best-selling, most recent edition of the Beginner's Bible.

Kelly now works from his Nashville, Tennessee home writing and illustrating children's books. His clients include: David C. Cook, Zonderkidz, Worthy-Ideals Publications, Lifeway, Wiley Publications.


Books authored/illustrated include: The Cycling Wangdoos (Gauthier Publ.) Food for a Fish (David C Cook), Good News of Great Joy (David C Cook), The Biggest and Toughest (David C Cook), Daniel for Lunch (David C Cook) and Treasury of Bible Stories (Rhythmical Rhymes from Biblical Times).





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Movies to enjoy - moviewraps






Today I have some movies that your kids will love I'm sure.  Keep an eye out for their grand openings.  Enjoy! 



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"The Emoji Movie" 


Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone's very existence. Release date is July 28, 2017.  It is directed by Tony Leondis by Sony Pictures Animation. 



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These books are coming to the Silver Screen in 2018.  Will they get them right do you think? 


"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"



This classic tale follows the adventures of Beatrix Potter's most famous mischievious little rabbit.  Fans of the beautiful original illustrations will be interested to see how these translate to 3D animation when the film is released on February 9th.  It will star James Corden voicing the titular role, along big names such as Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.


About  the Author...





Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.









"A Wrinkle in Time" 







Sci-Fi lovers will love this adaptation of L'Engle's 1962 novel about life and death, good and evil and time travel.  The star-studded cast included Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey, and you can expect to see the movie on March 9th.  


About the author...
                                                  






Madeleine L'Engle, the popular author of many books for children and adults, has interspersed her writing and teaching career with raising three children, maintaining an apartment in New York and a farmhouse of charming confusion which is called "Crosswicks More about Madeleine L'Engle"





"The Invisible Man"






This classic horror (documented for 11+) but take care, set for release on April 13th, follows a mad scientist who makes himself invisible.  It is not yet known if the upcoming movie, starring Johnny Depp, will stick more closely to the original novel than the 1933 version (which featured some major differences in plot), or if it will just be a modern remake.  "The Invisible Man" is set to be the second installment of Universal Pictures' Universal Monsters series, which began with "The Mummy" (2017) and will be followed by "The Bride of Frankenstein" (2019). 


About the author...






First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by H. G. Wells (1866–1946) early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction.
Wells' years as a science student undoubtedly inspired a number of his early works, including this strikingly original novel. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the story focuses on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village.
Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.


The son of a professional cricketer and a lady's maid, H. G. Wells (1866-1946) served apprenticeships as a draper and a chemist's assistant before winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London. While he is best remembered for his groundbreaking science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day.













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"Where Are You Wilbert?" - a bookwrap







Ever played hide and seek?  I used to play it every evening with my friends until my mom opened the door and called me in for bath and bedtime.  It's a fun game and still enjoyed by kids (and adults) today.  Come join Wilbert in today's featured book.  Her little friend rat is "it" and therefore must search everywhere to find where she is hiding. Let the games begin....




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Created by Bárdur Oskarsson
Ages 3+


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About the book...




Hide and seek anyone?  It's the tiny grey rat's turn to be "it" and after counting down,  off he goes to find his large gray friend Wilbert whose hiding... mmmmm... somewhere.  He looks up and down and in and out but he cannot find her anywhere.   Oh my, she's good!!!  Baffled by his friend's ability to become almost invisible little rat asks a random crocodile if maybe he could give him a hand at locating his friend.  They try scouring the area one more time but no luck.

 Finally the  little rat zeros in on Wilbert's hiding spot and excitedly exclaims...

"Hey Wilbert!" the rat shouted.  "I can see you! You're it!"
Then the rat asked the crocodile, "Can you see Wilbert's ears?"
"No," said the crocodile. 

What? You can't? This book informs us that we all see things differently, and sometimes we have blindspots that block our view completely.  This book is about co-operation, friendship and imagination.  The words are sparse but the illustrations are amazing.  I especially love the crocodile, he stole my heart.  I highly recommend this book. 




Storywraps Rating...  5 HUGS!!!!!








About the author...



  BARDUR OSKARSSON is a Faroese children’s writer, illustrator, and artist and the creator of The Flat Rabbit. He has won several literary awards, and his works have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German, and English. Bardur Oskarsson is a Faroese children’s writer, illustrator, and artist, and the author of The Flat Rabbit. He has won several literary awards, and his works have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German, and English. 

Marita Thomsen is from the windy Faroes where she fell in love with stories, so she learned languages to read and retell more of them. Marita is curious and lucky to interpret conferences some days and translates literature others – her retellings include poetry and Bárður Oskarsson’s little tales about big things. She studied in Peru and London, where she lives with her family.







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"Perry Panda" - a bookwrap








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"Perry Panda"
A Story About Parental Depression

Authored by Helen Bashford
Illustrated by Russell Scott Skinner

Ages 3+


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Reviews ...



An excellent book to blow away taboo. I wish I had had this book! (Fern Britton, TV presenter and author, with experience of post-natal depression)

Being a parent can be tough and I get so many messages from parents who are struggling away in silence. Quite often they are also struggling with their mental health. Depression is now so evident in our society and I think Perry Panda plays a vital role in explaining it to children. This little story was heartwarming and brought me to tears. What a lovely, thoughtful thing to publish. (Rachaele Hambleton, Part-Time Working Mummy (parttimeworkingmummy.com))



About the book...


Little Perry Panda has the best mom in the whole wide world.   They chat, read books together and laugh lots.  Life couldn't be better.  But lately he finds she snaps at him for no good reason and sometimes cries at night making him worried and wishing he could see her happy once again.

Her behaviour continues and finally Perry sees no other alternative but to blame himself for her sadness and emotional turmoil. Maybe he displayed bad behaviour and that makes her cross at him and very sad.  Where can he go to seek help?   He goes to his beloved Grandma Panda and asks...

"Can you tell me why?"  What is the bad thing I've done that makes my mummy cry?"  

Wise and loving Grandma puts her little grandson on her knee, gives him a big-old fluffy bear hug and tells him it's not his fault, never to blame himself.  Perry asks her how they can help make his mummy feel better.  Grandma responds that perhaps his mummy needs medication, someone to talk to, lots more sleep or long walks through the hills to get away from her worries, just to name a few examples.  She cautions him that sometimes healing takes a long long time and his mummy can't rush her feelings. 

Perry ponders on his Grandma's words.  Everything could take a long time ....  mmmmm.... then suddenly he lets out an excited yelp because he has a short term solution that might just help her get better even quicker.  I wonder what he discovered in his heart that will help her recover quicker and be back to her fun self sooner if he applies what he found? Any ideas?  Love conquers all. 

This book talks about depression and how it affects the entire family not only the one going through it.  Written in rhyme the story is simply told so wee readers will understand the message.  The illustrations are vibrant, colourful and add heart to the meaning of the words.  The story is moving with the mission of helping others who may be suffering if mummy is not her happy self but feeling and acting sad and depressed.  

The author has added a link to impart more information on the 
subject if further support is needed:  www.perrypanda.com. at at the back. The book is well written and can easily be understood by a small child and is a perfect catalyst for discussion on this topic.  



Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!








About the author...










Helen trained in Psychology and her career to date has been within mental health and learning disability services. Whilst working with families Helen identified an increasing need for children's books to help them understand mental illness in a relative, and after becoming a mother herself she began writing stories.

Perry Panda was written for young children whose parent(s) are suffering from depression, but additional books addressing diagnoses such as anxiety and bipolar are in progress.



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Go to the bottom of my blog at the right hand corner (below my photo) and please donate what you feel lead to give.  The amount you donate and the frequency you donate is totally up to you.  I thank you in advance for your support.  I love what I do and appreciate any amount that you may give so I can make our community even better.  Thanks a million! 


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"Where Is My Coat"? - a book wrap










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"Where Is My Coat?
Jungle Animals

Created by Anita Bijsterbosch
Ages 2+
Board Book - 20 pages


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About the book...



This sweet board is perfect for a toddler.  It is an interactive book where one page is the silhouette of a jungle animal portrayed in solid black and then when you turn the page you see the animal in full-blown colour.  Familiar animals parade through the book needing the wee readers to help give them colourful coats and thus the recognition of jungle beasts displaying their magnificence. 

Kids will love to discover elephants, giraffes, crocodiles and lions  decked out in their true African colours just to name a few included.  

The black-with-white and colour pictures stimulate visual development in young children. The book is short which is just perfect for that targeted age group. 


Storywraps rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!




About the creator...








Hi! Im Anita. I was born in 1961 in The Netherlands. My entire life, I have loved reading. As a child, I could spend hours thumbing through books, looking at the pictures and hoping I could one day make such beautiful illustrations myself. I studied the images down to the smallest detFamail and made up my own little stories to go along with them. After high school, I took drawing and painting lessons in small galleries in my neighborhood. And I learned a lot from drawing and painting books. But I also mastered many techniques simply by experimenting with them on my own. When my children were still young, I read them a bedtime story every night. I rediscovered that some picture books are real pieces of art. Thats when I got the ambition to make my very own picture books. I was remarked by the jury of the Key Colours International Illustrators Award 2012. The book Whose Hat is That? was published by Clavis Publishing and every book I have made since has been even more successful.





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I put hours of work finding the best kid's books to review for you each day.  If you enjoy visiting Storywraps and would like to donate something for my time and effort I would greatly appreciate it.
Go to the bottom of my blog at the right hand corner (below my photo) and please donate what you feel lead to give.  The amount you donate and the frequency you donate is totally up to you.  I thank you in advance for your support.  I love what I do and appreciate any amount that you may give so I can make our community even better.  Thanks a million! 


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"Letters to a Prisoner" - a bookwrap
















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Created by Jacques Goldskyn

Ages 8-12





Wonderful illustrations that stand alone...




























































About the book...




This book is for all those who hate injustice and are willing to put pen to paper and fight for truth and liberty.  This wordless picture book is full of heartbreak and punishment brought upon a man and family when they are exercising their right to peacefully protest something they strongly believe in.  Then the unthinkable happens.  The father is apprehended by the police and thrown into prison because of his views. 

He falls into despair as the days tick on and on and he is maltreated by the prison guard daily.  He has no voice and no help so he sinks lower and lower into his helplessness losing all hope of getting back to his family.  He finds some comfort by feeding his stale bread crumbs to a famished mouse and a random little bird that pays him visits.  Day day he becomes more desperate, his heart breaks more and he feels there is no way of ever being released.

Letters start arriving for the man through his cell window.  This gives him great joy but the bully guard snatches them away and incinerates them.  But little does the incarcerated man know that  freedom is on the way.  More and more people on the outside of the prison take up this father's just cause and start sending loads of letters to have him released.  In an image of escape the man flies on wings of those letters to his home and into the arms of his beloved little daughter who embraces him with sheer joy and happiness.   Such a fairy-tale ending will tug at your heartstrings .... and yes they live happily together ever after he is vindicated.

The author explains to the reader at the end of the book that he was inspired by the letter-writing campaigns of the human rights organization Amnesty International to write this book.  The whimsical, cartoon illustrations are kid-friendly and the message is extremely powerful.  When people work together en mass to have their voice heard hearts are moved and justice can prevail.  I highly recommend this book. 




Storywraps Rating -  5 ++++ HUGS!!!!!









About the author/illustrator...





Jacques Goldstyn was born in 1958 in Saint-Eugène d'Argentenay where his paternal grandfather is a fur inspector. A graduate of the University of Montreal in geology, he worked in Gaspé, Abitibi and Alberta in petroleum geology. In 1981, he illustrated a first book: Le Petit Débrouillard, a collection of experiences in which evolved the characters he created, the band Débrouillards. To date, a dozen books of experiments and comic strips featuring Les Débrouillards as well as Van the inventor have been published. Jacques Goldstyn is also a contributor to Quatre Temps, Quebec Birds and Relations. His political caricatures can be seen in Le Couac, L'aut'journal and Amnistie Internationale, written by Boris. In 2001, he received the Michael Smith Prize for his contribution to scientific popularization in Canada. In 2009 and 2011, he won the Grand Prix of Independent Journalism of Quebec for editorial illustration.






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Authored by Siska Goeminne
Illustrated by Merel Eyckerman

Ages 4-8
Grade Level: PS - 2


Unwrapping some great illustrations...











About the book...




There are more than seven billion people in this world of ours. They are running, buzzing, busy, engaged in their lives and seemingly crawling like little ants in the grass everywhere. 

The author aptly describes the diversity of people exploring their shapes and sizes, strange things that appear on their bodies, their clothing habits in the different cultures, their mood types (happy, gloomy, scared, confident), their talents and gifts (singing, storytelling, writing), and the spectrum of things that they believe in (God, secret powers, Santa Claus, nothing at all), just to name a few.  

The beautifully detailed watercolour illustrations depict flocks of humankind, both young old, from every country, going about and engaging in their daily lives.   The conclusion drawn is that even though all these people exist.... guess what? No two are exactly alike.  Each and every person is unique so therefore you are one-of-a-kind too.  The book certainly is a  celebration of multiculturalism.  I highly recommend it. 


Storywraps rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!







About the author...









Siska Goeminne is a full-time author of numerous books for children and youth. She lives in Leuven, Belgium.








About the illustrator...








Merel Eyckerman is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in childrens books, magazines, and other educational publications. She lives in Belgium.











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