COUNTING COWS by Woody Jackson – Woody Jackson’s bold cow paintings in a colorful counting book, with a surprise at the end.
ON THE FARM by David Elliott and Holly Meade – A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. David Elliott’s fun verse, and the late Holly Meade’s beautiful woodcut illustrations make this a picture book to read many times over.
NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker – A rhyming walk through the forest in search of things that are exactly alike. A classic picture book for younger listeners.
Summer, Summer, more Summer. A good excuse for a book spine haiku.
my many colored days
over in the meadow.
SUMMER by Ruth Thomson and Peter Millard – Third book in a nonfiction series of seasonal activities and projects.
MY MANY COLORED DAYS by Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher – Posthumously-published, this picture book explores children’s emotions using color as metaphor.
OVER IN THE MEADOW by John Langstaff and Feodor Rojankovsky – Classic rhyming story based on a vintage children’s counting song by the same author/illustrator team who gave us the 1956 Caldecott Medal Winner, FROG WENT A-COURTIN’.
I’m sorry that I’m not able to host this week as planned, due to an illness in my family. Many thanks to Tricia Stohr-Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect for offering to substitute for me. The party’s over there – have fun!
G. Orr Clark also wrote a children’s book called “The Moon-Babies” around 1900, and had three pieces in Harper’s magazine in 1902. The children’s book is over two hundred dollars on Amazon, and Harper’s archives are available by subscription only. So I’m left with this one poem to love. And I do!
Speaking of love, and black cats, visit illustrator Judy Watson’s blog to see how she made a wonderful black cat sculpture out of paper lunch bags.