What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Linda Bondestam

h1 March 23rd, 2018 by jules


Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got four new picture books I think you just may very well enjoy.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Ulf Stark’s My Little Small (Enchanted Lion, March 2018), illustrated by Linda Bondestam. I’m following up with some spreads from the book today.



“‘There, there,’ she says. And she thinks,
‘My very own Little Small.'”

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“The Creature closes her eyes and smiles. Now she can image the whole world.
She can even see small things, like dragonflies, beetles, and dandelions,
bright and yellow as the harvest moon.”

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“The Creature feels so happy, so she begins to tell stories too. …”
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“On her way home, the Creature picks up a sun-warmed stone.
She holds it gently in her hand, like an egg.”

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MY LITTLE SMALL. First English-language edition published in 2018 by Enchanted Lion Books. Copyright © 2014 for the text by Ulf Stark. Copyright © 2014 for the illustrations by Linda Bondestam. Copyright © 2018 by Annie Prime for the English-language translation. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Enchanted Lion Books, New York.

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