Images and text by Gabrielle.
Oh my goodness. I haven’t written a post about children’s books in months — the last post was in March! So I thought it would be fun today to share four in one post. Let’s get to it!
1) Bonjour Camille by Felipe Cano. Illustrations by Laia Aguilar.
Such a gorgeous book. You’ll meet Camille on a sunny Sunday morning. And get ready, because Camille has so many things to do! Eating cherries, jumping on the bed, talking to the wind, and on and on. The pages feel magical — like they’re lifted right out of child’s head.
2) Mix It Up by Hervé Tullet.
Oh. This book is brilliant! It’s interactive and teaches kids about the basics of color theory. They shake the book, turn the page, and discover the colors have mixed together to make something new!
3 ) Lately Lily, The Adventures of a Traveling Girl, by Micah Player.
This is a book for anyone who has caught the travel bug (or who wants to!). Join Lily as she catches her next flight, bus, train or hot air balloon! See what she packs, meet the friends she makes, and adventure with her around the world. It would be a cute book to read before a big trip.
Our daughter Betty has a special love for this book because the creator, Micah Player, once made an illustration of Betty and Lily hanging at a café in Paris!
4) The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall.
This one is a charmer. A young boy is going to become a big brother and is wondering where the baby is going to come from. Each person he asks has a different answer and you can watch him imagine each new scenario. Happily, at the end, there are satisfying age-appropriate answers to the big question.
Yay for wonderful picture books! The library in our reading loft continues to grow. : )
P.S. — Want more book recommendations? I’ve got a ton! See all the book posts here.