Here is the short list for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize (via Quill & Quire):
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
A very nice little write up at Sal's Fiction Addiction.
There is something so gentle and lovely about this series of books that allow me to enjoy being with Henry and his relentless questions. The first two, When You Were Small and Where You Came From remain some of my favorites for sharing with young readers. This time Henry is more interested in his mother's early life than his own.Stay tuned - we may have news soon!
He asks for a story about her childhood and she gently obliges. Her series of short snippets of earlier times are as wild and weird as previous stories about Henry. Each one of her when I was small starters is shown on a single page that faces an accompanying illustration by Julie Morstad. It is a great partnership and makes me eager to see what they will do next.