Saturday, October 30, 2010

Picture Book Saturday

Two new books by favorite authors for you this week!

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

So, if you've read this blog long enough, you know what a huge Fancy Nancy fan I am. I love everything from the sparkly covers, to Nancy's fabulous outfits and hairstyles, and her very fancy language...and so do little girls!

Nancy's latest fancy escapades involve having a yard sale opening a fashion boutique, to raise money for a new beautiful lace fan she saw while shopping with her mom. And Nancy being as sweet as she is, uses her proceeds to buy her sister a birthday present instead of the fancy fan she wanted. Ooh la la!

The illustrations in these books are always so detailed and bright and FUN! I love recommending Fancy Nancy to girls who have yet to encounter her fabulousness. And again, the sparkly covers are just fantastic :)

Fancy Nancy and the Fashion Boutique
Jane O'Connor
32 pages
Picture Book
October 2010
Review copy provided by publisher

The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base

I have such a fan-girl obsession with Graeme Base's art. The Water Hole is one of my favorite books and everything else he has done is magnificent as well. His latest features the awesome art I always look forward to, with an imaginative story. 

Wilbur has a favorite story about a Golden Snail that has been banished to the Ends of the Earth, inspiring Wilbur to start his own journey to claim the Golden Snail as his. He finds interesting creatures, pirates, and friends along the way, and goes riding through the clouds to find the Snail. And after he sets the Snail free from enchantment, Wilbur finds his way home again. 

A beautifully imaginative story, this would make a nice bedtime story for your 5-7 year olds. Amazing illustrations, including several full 2-page spreads, making for a really nice gift book. I can't wait for the next book!

The Legend of the Golden Snail
Graeme Base
48 pages
Picture Book
October 2010
Review copy provided by publisher

1 comment:

Nomes said...

i love both of these too! Graeme Base is simply brilliant and all my kids (at school and at home) love him (me too!). he's one of those illustrators that you can stare all day at.

and I only found fancy nancy last year and i love the colour and energy in the pictures. lots of fun.