Posted on June 25th, 2017 by pajamapress
“This is a literal (tactile) feelings book with lots of beautiful similes. Toad feels bumpy like the trunk of a gnarly tree. Duckling feels fuzzy like tall grass reaching for the sun. Rabbit feels silky like a web carefully spun. Use this captivating book to inspire your own metaphorical statements.”
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Posted on May 15th, 2017 by pajamapress
Pajama Press is very proud to announce that nine of our Spring 2017 books are featured in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens.
Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho and illustrated by Brian Deines is a Starred Selection
All the World a Poem by Gilles Tibo and illustrated by Manon Gauthier is a Starred Selection
Hat On, Hat Off by Theo Heras and illustrated by Renne Benoit is a selection
How Do You Feel? by Rebecca Bender is a selection
Rhino Rumpus by Victoria Allenby and illustrated by Tara Anderson is a Starred Selection
When the Rain Comes by Alma Fullerton and illustrated by Kim La Fave is a Starred Selection
Timo’s Party by Victoria Allenby and illustrated by Dean Griffiths is a selection
Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles by Shari Green is a Starred Selection
Next Round: A Young Athlete’s Journey to Gold by John Spray is a selection
Congratulations to all of our authors, and our sincerest thanks to the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Friesens for their continued dedication to promoting childhood literacy and quality children’s literature.
Posted on May 13th, 2017 by pajamapress
“Oh this book is so perfect for Little Miss (closing in on her second birthday in a few months)….The text is also rhyming which is so great for this age. The illustrations are delightfully soft – a perfect compliment to the text.”
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Posted on March 17th, 2017 by pajamapress
“A little hedgehog sets off on a voyage of sensory discovery in the picture book, How Do You Feel?, by Rebecca Bender….
Through an elegant simplicity, the author is able to use richer language, which becomes accessible to even the youngest of readers.
This is a lovely story for young children, as it explores the complexities of the world in a simple format. Few will have experienced physically touching all the varieties of animals in the story, and Bender creates an opportunity for children to use the natural world around them to build richer experiences to add to their imaginary worlds.”
Read the full review on page 31 of the Spring 2017 issue of Canadian Children’s BookNews