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blasts from the past

WONDER WOMAN: THE STORY OF THE AMAZON PRINCESS by Ralph Cosentino (Viking 2011) is a comic book biography of Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman. It begins with her birth in the rain forest in the Amazon tribe and follows as she grows in her skills and strength taking readers up to her crime fighting career. Bold colors, minimal text: this mimics exactly the format of the comic books that told and continue to tell the story of this superhero. <194>

Daniel Pinkwater brings us selected poems of Edward Lear in HIS SHOES WERE FAR TOO TIGHT(Chronicle Books 2011). Calef Brown's illustrations are a perfect companion to the nonsense verses of Lear with their crazy colors and outsized proportions. There are a few more familiar Lear selections here, but I will admit there were a few I had not seen before (and I am a huge fan). The Owl and the Pussycat are aboard their boat, of course. The Pobble still has no toes. And the Jumblies go to sea in their sieve still. Here is a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers. It also MUST be read aloud! <195>
Tags: picture books for older readers
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