Finding True Friendship and Using Your Voice the Themes of These Fab New Picture Books for Kids
Family Day is a great day for reading to (or with) someone you love. (There's no age limit on sharing a great book, after all.) You may want to pick up copies of these two brand new picture books -- new from Kids Can Press for spring 2010.
C'mere Boy! by Sharon Jennings. Illustrated by Ashley Spires. Kids Can Press, 2010. Hardcover, $18.95 Canada. $16.95 U.S. Ages 3-7.
Dog wants a Boy in the worst way possible, and won't be deterred by any attempts to dissuade him. The story is fun (because it's the opposite of the usual boy-wants-dog tale) and the illustrations are awesome (hint: nothing in the world is as colorful as Dog until he meets the Boy who finally wins his heart). This is a feel-good tale of love and friendship that you'll enjoy as much as your kid.
Willow's Whispers by Lana Button. Illustrated by Tania Howells. Kids Can Press, 2010. Hardcover, $18.95, Canada. $16.96 U.S. Ages 3-7.
Willow has a quiet voice. Her words come out in whispers that are too tiny to hear. She wishes things were different because her quiet voice is leading to all kinds of missed opportunities at school. Fortunately, a creative solution (and some wise words tucked away in her memory) save the day for Willow, who finds her "own big strong voice" and the courage to be a leader. If you know a shy child (or you ever were a shy child!) you'll be cheering for Willow every step of the way.