What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Molly Bang and Cori Doerrfeld

h1 January 26th, 2018 by jules


— From Cori Doerrfeld’s The Rabbit Listened


 


“‘I can’t do it,’ says Sophie. ‘Make your brain stronger,’ whispers Paula. ‘Just try.’
Paula gathers up a pile of square tiles. ‘Think hard, Sophie,’ whispers Andrew.
He takes a sheet of graph paper. Sophie sits and stares.
And stares. Maybe she can draw them!”
— From Molly Bang’s
When Sophie Thinks She Can’t …


 

Today at Kirkus, I’ve got three brand-new picture books for the toddler/preschool set, books also great for your story time stack. That is here.

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Last week at Kirkus, I wrote here about little children and big emotions — Molly Bang’s When Sophie Thinks She Can’t … (Blue Sky/Scholastic, January 2018) and Cori Doerrfeld’s The Rabbit Listened (Dial, February 2018). I’m following up today with art from each book.

Enjoy!



 

From The Rabbit Listened:


 


“But then, out of nowhere . . .”
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“In the quiet, Taylor didn’t even notice the rabbit. But it moved closer, and closer.
Until Taylor could feel its warm body.”

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From When Sophie Thinks She Can’t …


 


“Sophie’s sister walks by. She moves the pieces, and suddenly they fit perfectly.
‘Too bad you’re not smart,’ says her sister. And she walks away.”

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“‘You’ve worked hard and gotten stuck. You’ve used the Most Important Word: YET.
You’ve tried and tried again, helped each other — and solved it!
Those brains of yours have certainly gotten stronger!'”

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THE RABBIT LISTENED. Copyright © 2018 by Cori Doerrfeld. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.

Illustrations from WHEN SOPHIE THINKS SHE CAN’T … written by Molly Bang. Art © 2018 by Molly Bang. Used with permission from The Blue Sky Press / Scholastic.

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2 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Molly Bang and Cori Doerrfeld”

  1. These are both such precious books! I think I could have used WHEN SOPHIE THINKS SHE CAN’T around about the second grade…


  2. Tanita: Right? I wish I’d had Sophie’s teacher.


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