I added two great picture books to my “recommend this book” list last week. Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins and illustrated by Emily Hughes is a beautiful book and a wonderful example of how words and pictures complement each other. The beginning and ending lines mirror each other (I call books like these “bookend books”), and everything in between is lyrical and magical. This book is a great example of writing in the second person.
I stop by my local library quite often to pick up books I have reserved or asked to borrow from other libraries. Of course I’m always on the look-out for some surprises, and last week I picked up A Dog Named Doug written and illustrated by Karma Wilson. Readers of all ages will delight in this fun story and Doug’s outrageous antics. Let your imagination run wild!