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Today, we're teaming up with Amazon Crossing Kids to shine the book spotlight on a NEWLY RELEASED Picture Book that deals with a sensitive subject in a very gentle, and graceful way. Ready or not, fair readers, here comes today's book of choice and blog tour guest...
Amazon Crossing Kids
With sparse yet striking illustrations and beautifully simple words, the author/illustrator take children on a journey out of their minds and into their hearts. It's a story intended to let little ones know that while yes, time marches on and sometimes we lose those most important to us along the way, we never REALLY lose them...they are always in our hearts. The only reason I mention "intended" in my description is because I do believe, if a child were to read it on their own, they may not initially make that connection between loss and grieving, but rather they may focus on the possible imagination angle of the story. While it does in fact work that way as well, it's not what it was intended to share...thus, I do believe it would be a great addition to a parental figure's repertoire to help their wee ones through tough times like these, should they arrive.
In the end, the pages are eye catching, while the story pulls on the old heartstrings, and though its intended use is remarkable, the fact that it can work on other levels too simply adds to the appeal.
About the author/illustrator...
María Wernicke is an award-winning Argentinian author and illustrator of children’s books. She is a 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee. Her illustrations have been part of multiple international exhibits, including at the Bratislava Biennial exhibition and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, among others. Learn more about the author at www.mariawernicke.blogspot.com.
On Instagram: @wernicke_maria
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About the translator...
Lawrence Schimel is a bilingual author and translator, with more than one hundred books to his credit. His children’s books have won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and have been selected for lists of outstanding titles by the International Board on Books for Young People. His translated books include Wanda Gàg’s Millions of Cats and George Takei’s graphic novel They Called Us Enemy, among many others. He lives in Madrid, Spain.
Special thanks to Barbara and Sarah at Blue Slip Media for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the illustrator, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!