Monday, September 18, 2017

NetGalley Review:Kuma-Kuma Chan's Travels by Kazue Takahashi


Title: Kuma-Kuma Chan's Travels
Author: Kazue Takahashi
Publisher: Museyon
Published: Sept. 11, 2017
Pages: 52 
Genre: Children
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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In the third book in the Kuma-Kuma Chan series, the title character flies off to a south sea isle where he lies in the sun and drifts into a lazy snooze. He climbs to the summit of a mountain and views the sunrise while drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Instead of physically setting out for one place or another, Kuma-Kuma travels freely all over the world - inside his head. Once again, Kuma-Kuma Chan charms as he exemplifies the joy of a simple, peaceful, life. With its spare text and delightful illustrations, this small-format picture book invites readers to explore their own imaginations and create their own travels.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

NetGalley Review: Stolen Words by Melanie Florence, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

34415916Title: Stolen Words
Author: Melanie Florence
Illustrated: Gabrielle Grimard
Published: Sept. 5, 2017
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pages: 24
Genre: Multi-cultural, Ages 4 on up
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language, Cree, he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive, beautifully illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system, which separated young Indigenous children from their families.