Welcome back to EBYR All Over, a Friday roundup of all the EBYR-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
By Kristin Roskifte
When an elephant in the city zoo picks up a beauty magazine, she makes a horrifying discovery: her wrinkles make her look ancient! After covering herself with anti-aging cream, she passes the magazine on to the other animals in the zoo. Soon the panda is trying to get rid of the dark circles under his eyes, the lion is getting the latest celebrity hairstyle, and the boa constrictor is dressing in leopard print (snakeskin was so last season). But how will people react to the animals’ new looks?
This zany, satirical picture book addresses body image issues and reminds readers to appreciate themselves for who they are.
News from Eerdmans & Elsewhere
- Giveaway: Don’t miss the final days of the Fur, Fins, and Feathers giveaway at TeachingBooks.net! Click here to find out how to enter.
I’m Right Here (coming next week!) was reviewed by Publishers Weekly. The review says this “poignant story” about facing difficult fears “maintains a gentle, comforting tone, emphasizing serenity over gloominess.”
- One of the Shelftalker bloggers for PW has a new dog, and she wrote about receiving a nice package from EBYR (with a couple of our favorite books about dogs).
- Rebecca Jones recommended Roger Is Reading a Book on her blog, A Book Long Enough. She calls it a “droll, quirky title” that’s a standout for kids of all ages.
- Cynthia Grady, author of I Lay My Stitches Down, offered a glimpse into her notebooks (and her notebooking habits) on the Sharing Our Notebooks blog. This lovely post has some great stories, some great pictures, and some great advice.
- Anastasia Suen suggested some writing lessons inspired by In Search of the Little Prince.
- The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch was reviewed by the International Literacy Association as part of a collection titled “Biographies: People Who Make a Difference.” The review praises the “appealing illustrations, full of close-ups of faces and details of the historical context [that] drive the story and will engage readers.”
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