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.
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!
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.