Look at this little girl. Isn't she sweet. Jessie Wilcox Smith is, of course, a master, but this is my very favorite of her illustrations. Also, I want that duvet. (I have a thing for pink sheets.) Well, anyway, she is going to become my mascot for my monthly round-ups.
It's time for my February Roundup. I've got to tell you: this feels SOOOOOO GOOD. I don't know why, but February is the most brutal month out East. I didn't even go to work for 11 whole days smack dab in the middle (because of the Snowpocalypse), and yet, it felt like it dragged on and on and on. I still don't quite believe that March is only three days away.
Have I rambled enough for you this morning? Here are the books I reviewed in February:
+ Toon Tellengen's The Squirrel's Birthday, and Other Parties is just too marvelous for words. (Note to readers: BUY IT! BUY IT! Note to Publishers: Translate more of these to English!!!)
+ During the snowpocalypse I shared with you two of my favorite snow books: Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Mary Azarian and Snow by Uri Schulevitz.
+ I introduced you to Jack Kent and his brilliant King Aroo (my copy is in the mail as we speak, so you'll be hearing more anon).
+ We learned all about trolls in The Troll with no Heart in His Body and other Tales by Lise Lunge-Larson and Betsy Bowen
+ I shared with you my favorite Valentine Books and Kids Cookbooks.
+ And gave you my thoughts on Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
+ Toys really do become real, you know. Here's a big roundup of The Velveteen Rabbit to help you learn how.
+ Two books about busyness and imagination and getting nowhere fast in a good way: Let's Do Nothing and The Busiest Street in Town
+ Plus, I kicked off my Lenten Religious Books series with Tomie De Paola's Mary the Mother of Jesus and a look at Brian Wildsmith.
+ Finally, I announced a new series of Bookshop Reviews (Be sure to send in your submissions!)