Journey By Aaron Becker Candlewick Press, 2013 40 pages Wordless picture books fascinate me. Perhaps because words are my "thing," I'm somewhat in awe of someone who can tell a story - a fully-realized, rich, deep story - without them. I didn't read (is that the right term?) wordless picture books as a kid. In … Continue reading Journey

Virginia Wolf

Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear; ill. Isabelle Arsenault Kids Can Press, 2012 32 pages Fifty years ago, Maurice Sendak published Where The Wild Things Are--and all hell broke loose. Parents, educators, and politicians alike were horrified that anyone would produce a picture book centered around children's deepest, darkest emotions and fantasies. Most didn't want to … Continue reading Virginia Wolf