Character Capers: The Sleepy Little Alphabet

Friday, July 3, 2009.

Author: Judy Sierra (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Melissa Sweet (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Knopf (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780375840029

From skittery stalling to splendorous, sweet slumber, alphabet families do the bedtime wrestle in this fabulously illustrated preschool rhyme.

Other books mentioned:

More alphabet reading on JOMB:

More bedtime reading on JOMB:

Pop over to Tabatha A. Yeatts for today’s full menu of poetry offerings. Poetry Fridays are brought to us by Kelly Herold of Big A, Little A.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487, so we can include your audio in our show.

Interview with Karen Raab

Monday, December 1, 2008.

Perhaps because of the dedicated children’s picture book art galleries there has been a rise in dedicated children’s picture book art sections in traditional galleries and we keep learning about special events for children’s picture book artists.  Anyway, it seems that children’s picture book art is becoming increasingly recognized and respected.

We were recently contacted by the Chemers Gallery (Chemer’s Gallery Blog) in Tustin, California to inform us of their 17th annual Children’s Book Illustration Show taking place from December 6 through 20, 2008, with a special event for the show opening taking place from 1-5pm on the 6th.

Our guest on this edition of Just One More Book!! is Karen Raab, owner of the Chemers Gallery, who tells us more about their exciting event which benefits Orange County Ronald McDonald House.

This year’s artists:

Photo of Karen Raab by Paul Rodriguez, The Orange County Register.

Acceptance Almighty: A Bird About To Sing

Friday, February 22, 2008.

A Bird About To SingAuthor: Laura Nyman Montenegro
Illustrator: Laura Nyman Montenegro
Published: 2003 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618188657

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Dancing, character-filled artwork in rich apricots and olives complements honest first-person expression to buoy us through the crests and troughs of a young artist’s big day in this inspiring story of confidence, creativity and acceptance.

Other books mentioned:

  • A Poet’s Bird Garden
  • Emily

The quote from Emily (Micahel Bedard and Barbara Cooney) referred to in this episode:

“What is poetry?” I asked.

… “Listen to Mother play. She practices and practices a piece, and sometimes a magic happens and it seems the music starts to breathe. It sends a shiver through you. You can’t explain it, really; it’s a mystery. Well, when words do that, we call it poetry.

Skill & Survival: The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish

Saturday, February 2, 2008.

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called FishAuthor: Jacqueline Briggs Martin (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Beth Krommes (on JOMB)
Published: 2001 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618548955

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Soothing speculation, striking details and spellbinding scratchboard art present a gripping account of The Karluk‘s last icy voyage and the strength and resourcefulness that beat all odds.

More shipwrecks on JOMB:

Vim, Villainy and Vocabulary: Carmine, A Little More Red

Wednesday, August 29, 2007.

Carmine: A Little More RedAuthor: Melissa Sweet (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Melissa Sweet
Published: 2005 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618387943

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Combine twenty-six meaty new words, a sprinkling of fairy tale characters, one talented young artist, forty pages of gorgeous watercolours and an irresistably spunky dog and “voila!” an exciting new rendition of the Red Riding Hood theme. Bones optional.

 
 

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