Picturebooks Roundup (Part 4)

Picturebook Favorites [Part IV] 
ALA (2017)

Where Are You? 
Sarah Williamson

"Where are you?" asks the green worm.
"I am here!" replies to the pink worm. 
But can you see where the pink worm is? In the tradition of hide-and-seek storytelling, this seemingly simple story will keep youngsters engaged right from page one. Simple shapes, delightful textures, and bright, solid colours make this book highly appealing to those with a visual aptitude!

(Already Available - Knopf BFYR)

The World is Not a Rectangle:
A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid 
Jeanette Winter

Jeanette Winter tells the story of Zaha Hadid, a female, muslim architect who refused to play by the rules. She wanted her buildings to mimic nature: the waving grass, sea shells, and desert sand dunes that she saw around her. This inspirational true story is one that children and adults alike can hold close to spark their own imaginations and hopefully keep the work of Hadid alive.

(08/22/2017 - Beach Lane)

A Pocket Full of Colors:
The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire 
Amy Guglielmo & Jacqueline Tourville (Author) 
and Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)

Following in the tradition of The World is Not a Rectangle, this picturebook tells the story of Mary Blair, a trailblazer who became a living legend within Walt Disney Studios as she dared to work in bright colors and bold imagery when all the men around her were still thinking and working in black and white. Readers will follow Mary as she travels across America, finding inspiration for the bold palettes she eventually uses in her work.

(08/29/2017 - Atheneum)

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine 
Mark Twain & Philip Stead (Author) and Erin Stead (Illustrator)

Using unfinished notes found in the Mark Twain Papers archives at UC, Berkeley, Philip and Erin Stead bring to live a story first told in 1879 by Mark Twain, in a Paris hotel, to his daughters. Brought to life by Philip's prose and incredible illustrations by Erin (using carved woodblocks and ink, finished with pencil), this fun and quirky tale brings the past to life for young readers of tomorrow.

(09/26/2017 - Doubleday BFYR)

And that's it! I hope you enjoy these beautiful and inspiring works of art!


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