Sunday, July 31, 2005

Look! by Kyra Teis

Look! by Kyra Teis (Star Bright Books, 2005). Bold and bright, splashy and colorful, Teis board book prompts young children to practice identifying shapes and colors. Ages 1-up. Read an interview with the author/illustrator.

My Thoughts

I've never paid much attention to board books, except as potential baby shower gifts and sub-rights opportunities. I'm not a mom, and I've never used them with a child or, for that matter, recommended one on my site or blogs before.

However, Look! just enchanted me. I found myself thoroughly engaged. "[C]an you see the lines that wiggle?" Yep, there they are!

Teis' abstract art is just spectacular. I can easily imagine any of the illustrations in a home or gallery. My inner toddler was wowed!

Cynsational Events

I'll be speaking at the August 16th meeting of Kansas SCBWI.

Cynsational News & Links

An Overdue Change: Libraries have long been a haven for children and adults. But what about teens? As libraries work harder and harder to attract patrons, this often-overlooked group is getting some newfound attention. by Kellye Carter Crocker from Pages Online: The Magazine For People Who Love Books.

Mary Sullivan: official site of the debut illustrator of Oliver's Must-Do List by Susan Taylor Brown (Boyds Mills, 2005). Mary lives in Austin, Texas.

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