Synopses & Reviews
This third book in Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillinghamand#8217;s empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with increased knowledge. Whether comparing heavy rocks to lighter flowers, or noting that the sunlight delineates the day from the night, Krensky and Gillingham acknowledge the and#147;small winsand#8221; of understanding the world just a little bit more. Young children and their parents will revel in the uplifting text and boldly colored retro-fresh illustrations.
Praise for I Know a Lot
"This appealingly illustrated, confidence-boosting board book will inspire little ones to think ofand#151;and perhaps catalog aloudand#151;all of the important things they already know about their world."
"The limited primary color scheme and preponderance of simple shapes bolster the idea of kids mastering the basics."
"Readers will respond to the childand#8217;s confidence by being proud of their own understanding of the world. This is the third of this teamand#8217;s empowerment titles, but it is fully successful as a stand-alone."
and#151;School Library Journal
"Sara Gillinghamand#8217;s colorful pictures, which, with their occasional offsets, look like hand-made prints, show the girl in the process of these and other discoveries: playing outdoors, sledding with friends and standing behind her father at the stove."
and#151;The New York Times
"From the moment she opened I Know a Lot, she was hooked! Turned out, that was her gateway into being completely obsessed with reading."
and#151;The Huffington Post
"The brightly colored art and rhymes are reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's work with their quirky absurdity." and#151; School Library Journal
and#160;"Sure to become a storytime favorite." and#151;Kirkus Reviews
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.
Exuberant rhymes and wild illustrations celebrate self-acceptance.
A charming bedtime story about sibling love, nightime fears, and all the good things preschoolers have to look forward to in the morning--in an oversized board book embellished with sparkly silver stars.
Bedtime isn't so scary when you have such a nice morning to look forward to. Whenand#160;little bunny Willaand#160;can't sleep, big brother Willoughby helpsand#160;her think of all the happy things that await her when the sun comes upand#8212;cozy slippers, a yummy breakfast, and the morning itself, which loves to gently nudge her awake. For Willa, the happiest thing of all is knowing that Willoughby will be there in the morning, too, just like always. With soothing text, sweet illustrations, and cuddlyand#160;bunny characters, this lap-sized board book is a comforting way to say goodnight and sweet dreams. Features shiny foil stars on the cover andand#160;sturdy, oversizedand#160;pages.
Children and parents alike will delight in this joyous declaration of toddler independence. This book celebrates the feats of growing out of babyhood and starting to embrace the world on your own terms. Whether itandrsquo;s being tall enough to reach a high shelf or brave enough to splash in the waves, Krensky and Gillingham address the small victories that come with growing just a little bit older. Energentic text and retro-fresh illustrations celebrate this important developmental stage with charm and relevance.
Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture.
Praise for Now I Am Big
andquot;Lovely, understated verse and artwork with a delightfully vintage feel are in perfect sync in this testament to a boy's increasing capabilities...It's a quiet yet confident affirmation of the skills children master with each passing year.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
andquot;Short and satisfying, these 'empowering celebrations' of burgeoning independence will encourage small children to see how far they've already come.andquot;
andmdash;The Wall Street Journal
andquot;Krensky celebrates the increasing independence of toddlers and their pride of accomplishment.andquot;
andmdash;The Horn Book
About the Author
KAREN BEAUMONT's picture books include Being Friends, illustrated by Joy Allen, and Louella Mae, She's Run Away!, illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger. She lives in San Martin, California. DAVID CATROW is a political cartoonist and the illustrator of many popular books for children, including the Book Sense 76 Top Ten selection Don't Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.