Arlo’s Book Club: Magical Wonderment EditionMay 25, 2016
We are super excited to bring you another edition of Arlo’s Book Club! Did you happen to see our little interview on the Tiny Readers blog? Click over to see a photo of a teeny, tiny adorable kid boss, plus our picks for all-time favorite books and illustrators. How cool is it that Arlo’s Book Club is reaching out and promoting reading and the love of beautiful writing and illustration with kids? So important! This month, we are all in a flurry of fairies after celebrating Arlo’s 5th birthday. The years have flown by (pun!) and Arlo’s fairy-themed party was a blast. For her birthday, Arlo was gifted a copy of A Fairy Friend and we have been excited about the concept of magical wonderment ever since, and picked out some books to share with you. Hope you enjoy! Click the title links to learn more.
A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Claire Keane. Illustrated by a Disney animator, this book is absolutely perfect for any child who inhabits the whimsical, magical worlds of the fairies. Fairies are all around us…that is, IF you know where to look. Maybe they are just waiting for you to build them a tiny house to live in. Do you believe in fairies? We do!
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-up Adaptation by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Robert Sabuda. Curiouser and curiouser! Pop-up books are often underrated, but the exquisite attention to detail and design is often breathtaking in those are well-done. These illustrations figuratively and literally burst off the page in bright colors and draw you right into Alice’s Wonderland. The page where Alice grows too big for a house is a masterpiece in and of itself! Make sure you check this one out, especially for future engineers and imagineers.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Anna Bond. Another rendition of Alice in Wonderland, this one comes to us by the founder and chief designer and illustrator for Rifle Paper Company. We absolutely adore the simplistic, yet detailed illustrations that are in true, tender style of Rifle Paper Co. Plus, this one comes with the full original text and is hardbound.
Jill & Dragon by Lesley Barnes. This one was written and illustrated by a Red Cap Cards artist, herself! We are always such cheerleaders for our Red Cap family members’ works of art and this one is no different. Dragon burns, singes and barbecues everything in his path, so when Jill decides to lead him out of the book to teach him some new skills, Dragon discovers an interesting talent! This one is about fitting in, while maintaing your sense of self. A perfect story for kids and adults alike!
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee. If you’re going to pick this one up, be sure to swing by the store and grab yourself a box of tissues as well. Poetically written and illustrated, this one teaches children about the consistency of life and how all creatures great and small are connected and one with each other in love. A real tearjerker, and especially perfect for those introspective thinkers and lovers.