2 Perfect Spring 2019 Children’s Picture Books

LITTLE THINGS

Author: Nick Dyer

ISBN #: 9781441328595
Page Count: 32
Published Date:
Trim Size: 8.75" x 11.25" x 0.25"
Binding: Hardcover

A child notices everyday small things -- from footprints to flowers, from berries to birds. And what may seem like a small act to one, may be a lifesaving act to another -- proving that even the littlest things in the world may have the biggest impact.
  • Full color picture book with dust jacket.
  • 32 pages.
  • Picture book measures 8-3/4'' wide x 11-1/4'' high
Author Nick Dyer is a writer, designer, and former middle school teacher from St. Paul, Minnesota. He was inspired by recent events to write this story about how caring for the littlest of things is so important. He now lives in a little white house near the Mississippi River with his wife and three children. This is Nick's debut picture book.

Kelly Pousette is an illustrator and storyteller. She fell in love with this story and couldn't wait to illustrate it. It is her debut picture book as well. Kelly is from the west coast of British Columbia but currently resides in northern British Columbia with her husband and very large dog Clovis.





The 411:

Everyone needs an occasional reminder to take a moment to notice the "Little Things" and this book by Nick Dyer Illustrated by Kelly Pousette will remind you to stop and smell the flowers.  I remember working with someone who after I talked about a flower trying to come up from the snowy ground on Spring said, "You always notice the little things.  I would never have spotted that flower. How do you do that?"  I remember feeling proud that it seemed like such a special ability. I thought everyone was like that but it isn't true but being around kids all day I know they do this everyday. They see everything and I love working in preschool and seeing through my students eyes. 



They loved this book and request it often.  In this book an adorable little girl notices everything big and small and reminds us that it is so easy to miss the little things so we should stop and look. Little things are everywhere and if we really look we will see so many wondrous things.  



The illustrations by Kelly Pousette are the perfect accompaniment to this story. There are few words but the message is huge and important to a wonderful, enjoyable life. 

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THE SKETCHBOOK

Author: Julia Seal

ISBN #: 9781441329370
Page Count: 40
Published Date:
Trim Size: 8.75" x 11.25" x 0.25"
Binding: Hardcover

Lily loves to draw, especially at the local harbor. She draws everything she sees, from boats and fisherman to sea creatures and children. She has a special eye for seeing things others don't. What may seem ordinary to most, can seem extraordinary to Lily. But because she is so shy -- and better with pictures than words -- she keeps to herself and hides her drawings in her sketchbook. Until one afternoon when a gust of wind changes everything!
  • Full-color picture book with dust jacket.
  • 32 pages.
  • Picture book measures 8-3/4'' wide x 11-1/4'' high.
Julia Seal knew from the age of five what she wanted to do for a living -- draw pictures! After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and then working in the greeting card industry (and getting covered in glitter every day) she finally moved onto her dream job -- illustrating children's books. Julia lives in a small village in England with her husband and two children, who provide plenty of inspiration. This is her first children's picture book.



The 411:

This very sweet book reminds me of my artist 14 year old. She is Lily. Always drawing and very shy except when talking about art. 


The illustrations are adorable and Lily is a sweet girl who draws everything, everywhere. She is shy so she keeps her sketchbook to herself until one day the wind or divine intervention works its magic and Lily's artwork is seen by everyone.  In the end Lily finds her voice and tells the stories behind her work. I loved it!



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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

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