By the Numbers
Picture Books: 143
Early Readers: 3
Writing (selected in August) Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Dan Santat
"Ahahahaha! Those poor carnivores; what are they to do? They like eating
meat. Unfortunately, the meat has a distinct aversion to being eaten,
and they're shunned. How can they change their ways? I love how this
Illustration (selected in July) Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise by Tomie dePaola
"While it's not for everyone in its unabashed religiosity, the art in
this one is top-notch. Flowers, animals, and people in the signature
dePaola style (additionally influenced by native Mexican art) spill over
the pages in washes of color."
Overall: (selected in April) The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen
"A beautiful story about a universal childhood fear. This was absolutely amazing."
Since I did it for the bigger kids, I'm going to make a New Year's resolution over here. I want to read more early readers. Three? The whole year?! That just ain't right.