I will post pix later.
Now, on to some final picture books.
THE TAKING TREE: A SELFISH PARODY by Shrill Travesty with illustrations by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Simon and Schuster 2010) is sheer snarky perfection. And I reckon that is all I have to say about the topic. Go buy one (or more)! <479>
Michael Rosen and illustrator Kevin Waldron give readers a lovely treat (and a few surprises) in TINY LITTLE FLY (Candlewick Press 2010). A tiny fly lands on various body parts of animals all who attempt to catch him with no success. Look for a fabulous fold out! <480>
THE TORTOISE OR THE HARE by Toni Morrison with illustrations by Joe Cepeda (Simon and Schuster) is not a retelling of the fable. It is a total reimagining of it. Hare and Tortoise are both sort of outcasts: hare because he always wins races and tortoise because he is super smart. Read this book to discover how they can BOTH win the race. <481>