I Am A Story – Dan Yaccarino
Follow a red bird as it travels through history, and you will see what a story can be. Whether illuminated by monks or shared in a public library, by a campfire, or in a crowd on the street, stories go with us. Banning, censoring and burning doesn’t stop them; technology doesn’t leave them behind. This one is definitely worth a look as a conversation starter about how storytelling has changed in different cultures and across the centuries.
A Child of Books – Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston
“I am a child of books. I come from a world of stories and upon my imagination I float.” It seems like a simple concept: a girl leading a boy, a new friend, on a trip through stories. On one level it is simple, and then you look more closely at the pictures. Words are used to make mountains and branches, fill out a monster, and create a rope to climb down from a castle. (Using the words from Rapunzel to make the rope – genius!) The clouds of song are words from lullabies. There’s so much to love in this for word lovers and story lovers and artists and dreamers. And I will use my imagination, friends, to find a reason to buy this one and share it with children of all ages. I’ve already mentioned it to a few!