reviews and stories about parenting with picture books

Archive for ‘May, 2013’

The Art of Tibor Gergely in The Little Red Caboose

Milestone alert: my son sits for full-length picture books. He sits for book after book after book at bedtime in our reading chair, books that he…


Building Our House/Building Our Home

  In July, we will have lived in our house for two years. I believe in the power of place, and there is no place other…


I JUST CAN’T WAIT: Brand New Stead/Fogliano and Fancy Nancy

Have I mentioned that I am a HUGE fan of Philip and Erin Stead? And of Julie Fogliano? Why yes I have, here: Which…


Wisconsin Women Write for Children; We Read Their Books

Last night, instead of reading picture books to my kids, I settled into a seat in the second floor ballroom at The Women’s Club of Wisconsin…


Little Blue Truck

“Horn went ‘Beep!’ Engine purred. Friendliest sounds You ever heard.” …begins Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008) AND…


A Small Child’s Poem about Grandpa/Bubba Bear

If you know my Dad, Bubba isn’t exactly the nickname you’d expect, but he has worn it graciously (and dare I say, with pride?) since my…