Odes to Odd Creatures

“A Strange Place to Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & The Animals That Call Them Home,” by Marilyn Singer, illustrations by Ed Young; Chronicle Books, $16.99, 44 pages, ages 6-10.  Mudskippers, snow monkeys and limpets are three of the fourteen remarkable animals profiled in this poetry collection by award-winning author Marilyn Singer. ThisContinue reading “Odes to Odd Creatures”

Mid-Week Pop-Ups

The arrival of crisp weather and bright colors also heralds the arrival of vibrant pop-up books.  Below are two standout selections.    “One Spotted Giraffe,” by Petr Horácek; Candlewick Press, $15.99, 20 pages, ages 2 and up. Learning to count becomes an exciting trip into the wild in the latest book by veteran illustrator PetrContinue reading “Mid-Week Pop-Ups”

Mini Pop-up Book

This may be the season for beautiful pop-up books. Here’s one that’s portable, affordable and clever.   “The Metropolitan Museum of Art; A 3D Expanding Pocket Guide,” illustrated by Sarah McMenemy; Candlewick Press/MMA, $8.99, 30 pages, ages 4 and up. This lovely 3D pocket guide is the latest in a series which began as charmingContinue reading “Mini Pop-up Book”