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Zoe Persico is an author and illustrator with a love for the wild, the wondrous, and the whimsical. Along with bringing her own bags while shopping, using reusable items, and thrifting, she joined working on this book to help spread the important message of fighting climate change. Born and bred in the Midwest, she currently resides in Florida with her partner and dog.
December 2019 Book of the Month | Greta Thunberg is the inspiration for this heartfelt and moving allegory. A little girl lives happily in a beautiful forest until the actions of neighbouring giants start to threaten her home and the wild animals who share it. The fictional Greta, like her real-life counterpart, begins a strike and is gradually joined by more and more people until the giants take notice. In this story they change their ways and everyone lives happily. Simply but powerfully the story explains the impact of human activity on the climate and our world, but reassures children that there’s something they can do: within notes about Greta Thunberg at the end is her quote, “No one is too small to make a difference.”
A Dyslexia Friendly Picture Book for Parent and Child | The story of a little girl who literally has a spring in her step (in her knees to be precise) this is a particularly good story for parents and children to share. No matter the age of the reader, they’ll appreciate the thrill of being as springy as Jane, enjoy all of her adventures, and be equally excited when her special gift allows her to do something heroic. The story is full of incident and provides lots for discussion. Part of Barrington Stoke’s Picture Squirrels series it’s accessible to all readers, including those – child or adult – with dyslexia, as special features from choice of font to layout and syntax, all completely unobtrusive, make it an easy read as well as fun one.
Do you suppose, way down deep, there are mermaids fast asleep? Written in a gentle, lyrical style that mirrors a lullaby, Mermaids Fast Asleep asks the question that young children have maybe asked before bedtime: Are there mermaids asleep in the sea? As our young human gazes into the water, her imagination wanders as she pictures the life that young mermaids live in the sea. Do they count fish instead of sheep? Do they breathe water like air? The book begins just at dusk as the sky is still Starbust oranges and pinks. And as the book moves on, the colours deepen to blues, greens, and purples until the sky is inky as night and a silvery moon magically glows. Paired with stunning art from Zoe Persico, Mermaids Fast Asleep is a must-have bedtime book for young mermaid fans.
A celebration of the wonder and colors of every child's favorite season--summer! In this celebration of the outdoors, two rambunctious children take off on an adventure from their own backyard. In each new scene they discover the wondrous details--and beautiful colors--of nature. Even when a little summer rain threatens to dampen their grand adventure, the fun continues as woodland scenes come to life in a whole new way. Diana Murray's spirited verse paired with Zoe Persico's charming illustrations hits a wonderful balance of sophisticated and sweet, with details that young children will immediately relate to and layered verse that will enchant readers of all ages.