Storyline: The heroin of this book, a girl about seven years old, lives in a big city. There, people are very busy and everything is monochromatic, shades of brown perhaps (or rather gray which, as right now, I find it highly inappropriate to speak of, thanks to that writer, you know who). The only bright spots are her toys, a scooter, a kite, a pencil, all red. Continue reading “Journey by Aaron Becker” »
Premise: Old or young, a bear’s life is better in a pair.
Storyline: Little Cub is alone in a meadow. It looks like he has always been alone with no one to take care of him. But he doesn’t like the dark night. He doesn’t know how to catch fish so he is hungry and he is afraid to get honey as well. He wished he wasn’t alone. Deep in the forest, Continue reading “Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea” »
By Jane Yolen
Illustration by John Schoenherr
Storyline: One late night a girl and her father go owling. It is winter and the snow is covering the ground and the girl is all bundled up. They walked through the still forest without a word because, said Pa, when you go owing you don’t need words, just hope. They stroll through the dark woods, cold air creeping up the little girls back. But she says nothing because when you go owling you have to be brave. Continue reading “The Owl Moon by Jane Yolen” »