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BOOK REVIEW: SMALL THINGS BY MEL TREGONNING

BOOK REVIEW: SMALL THINGS BY MEL TREGONNING

According to parenting and teaching educator Barbara Coloroso, childhood anxiety is an issue facing an alarming number of youth today. The subject is hit head-on in Small Things, an amazing and emotional new wordless graphic picture book for ages 8-12, by Australian artist Mel Tregonning.

 

MY INTERVIEW WITH PETER H. REYNOLDS

MY INTERVIEW WITH PETER H. REYNOLDS

 

Peter H. Reynolds is the author and/or illustrator of over 50 children's books including The Dot. This book was the inspiration for International Dot Day, which encourages creativity. This year over 10 million children and adults are expected to participate in over 170 countries. Peter’s new book The Word Collector, is the feature book in our January Picture and Family Book Box. It's the story of a young boy named Jerome who loves to collect words. Jerome’s discovery of the meaning of the words and how he can use and share them makes for another heart-warming, delightful book from one of my favourite author/illustrators.

MARMALADE BOOKS (MB): You and your twin brother Paul were born in Canada. Although, it doesn’t seem that you spent many years in Canada before moving to the US, can you tell us about your Canadian connection?

MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR SANNE DUFFT

MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR SANNE DUFFT

Sanne Dufft is the author and illustrator of The Night Lion, the feature book in our November 2017 boxes. Originally published in Germany as Magnus und der Nachlowe (Magnus and the Night Lion), North American rights were purchased by Canadian publisher Pajama Press. It was published in Canada in November 2017 and will be available in the US in late February 2018. Sanne lives in beautiful Tubingen, in the south of Germany.

MARMALADE BOOKS (MB): How young were you when you knew you wanted to be an author and an illustrator? Which came first?