16.3.07

Talking Up Kids Books on CBC This Week

We talked about the following kids books on CBC this week:
READ ME A BOOK
Barbara Reid
(Scholastic)

GRUMPY BIRD
Jeremy Tankard
(Scholastic)

HUGO PEPPER
By Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
(Random House)

THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY
By Susan Patron,
Illustrations by Matt Phelan
(Simon & Schuster)

THE MYSTERY OF THE MARTELLO TOWER
By Jennifer Lanthier
(Harper Collins)

COWBOYS AND COFFIN MAKERS
One Hundred 19th-Century Jobs You Might Have Feared or Fancied
By Laurie Coulter, art by Martha Newbigging
(Annick Books)

Had this to say about Jeremy Tankard's book:



"It's called GRUMPY BIRD and it's by Jeremy
Tankard who also illustrates his own text. This is the first time out
for Tankard - he was a student at the Alberta College of Art & Design.
It's quite a simple little story - a bird who wakes up too grumpy
even to fly and so he starts walking. He's quickly joined by all his
friends and at the end he's so cheered up he suggests they all fly
back to his place for a snack. My six year old was chortling with
delight when he realized the snack on offer was a nice juicy worm.
There's a lovely droll tone to the whole book and the illustrations
are beautiful - particularly in their use of colour. I had to read
this one twice the first night we had it and then I had to listen it
to it twice, and then we had to go looking around the house for other
people to listen to it. That's basically a four thumbs up rating."



http://www.cbc.ca/radioshows/FREESTYLE/20070313.shtml

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