Back again with MORE reviews of the week. In April Roger and Elissa chose three picture book reviews to feature on our website.
On April 3 we posted Roger’s review of Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josée Mass. This follows (heh) Singer’s Mirror Mirror where she introduced the reverso form. I’m not sure this book has much Caldecott potential, but Josée Mass solves the problems the reverso form poses with finesse. If you don’t know either of these books, do check them out. This is a tricky poetry form, but it would be cool if it were to catch on.
Next, we posted Danielle Ford’s review of a sort-of picture book: Deadly!: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Neal Layton. Again, this is a fine book but might not be on anyone’s Caldecott lists. Layton’s cartoon illustrations are spot-on for the text, though.
Finally, there’s a review of a book I feel sure we’ll be talking about a lot more once our blog starts up for real in September. On April 24 we posted Cindy Ritter’s review of The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen.
There. Now we are almost caught up!