so that they hardly felt their feet touch the sand. They felt nothing but the huge tug of the strings in their hands, and they saw nothing but sky. For a long time, an unmeasurable amount of time, it was like running in an airy dream.”
This morning over at Kirkus, I discuss the latest picture book from Don Brown, who continually brings young readers top-notch nonfiction picture books. His latest is Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution. That link is here.
Last week, I wrote about Hilary McKay’s Lulu chapter book series, which is simply all kinds of delightful. That link is here, and today I follow up with art from Priscilla Lamont — illustrations from both Lulu and the Dog from the Sea (Albert Whitman & Company, March 2013) and Lulu and the Duck in the Park (September 2012).
as long as I clean up after them?'”
so many things they could not do without.”
and we’re taking him with us.'”
throughout the whole neighborhood.”
talked to their ducklings before they were even hatched.”
No more warm stillness. A fluttering struggle for freedom. No more quiet.
A thin, high voice. ‘Weep!’ wheezed the front of Lulu’s sweater.”
LULU AND THE DOG FROM THE SEA. Copyright © 2011 by Hilary McKay. Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Priscilla Lamont. Published in 2013 by Albert Whitman & Company.
LULU AND THE DUCK IN THE PARK. Copyright © 2011 by Hilary McKay. Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Priscilla Lamont. Published in 2012 by Albert Whitman & Company.
Illustrations used with permission of the publisher.