Monday, October 12, 2020

A Little Zodiac Book Series: Daria Harper

For those with a love of the stars, Chronicle has released A Little Zodiac Book series. Daria Harper's text walks first readers through the traits of the featured zodiac. Observations are tot specific and relatable. Each book begins with the corresponding refrain:

"Hello, baby Taurus,
Who will you be?
Let's look at the stars.
What do you see?"

The nightscape out the nursery window features the associated star pattern. Rhymes continue.

"Only life's finest
will do for you.
The softest of blankets,
the nicest shampoo."

Anna Hurley's simple, graphic shapes and consistent palette unify the collection, beautifully. If you appreciate astrology, these will shine on your readertotz' shelf. The full collection is available. Here are links to three. 

by Daria Harper
illustrated by Anna Hurley
Chronicle Books, 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Happy Hair: Mechal Renee Roe

Beautiful black hair is celebrated in Happy Hair, written and illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe. Cool curls, a fab fro, or bangin' bantu are some of the ways to show you love being you. 

"Pom-Pom puffs, pretty & stuff! I love being me!"

"Blowout! So much hair, everywhere! I love being me!"

How will your readertotz style their curls today? Cool Cuts is a companion work also available in board book form in 2021. Be inspired with your wee ones as you read this self-affirming delightful board book together. 

written and illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe
Doubleday, 2020