WOMBAT WALKABOUT

Dutton Children's Books

    Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

"This fun glimpse of the Australian outback is written in a rhyming text that's a joy to read aloud. Six woolly wombats go on a walkabout, and the dingo that spots them is sure that he's just discovered his lunch."
School Library Journal Starred Review.

Also available in Korean.

BABY'S GOT THE BLUES

Candlewick Press

    Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

                                                                   

"The brilliant incongruity of a baby and blues music (usually featuring soured romance, bum luck and booze) hits all the right comedic notes. Baby’s refrain, repeated after each demoralizing episode, howls out for a singalong: "B-A-B-Y, baby, Got those…baby blues." Tobia’s pen-and-ink illustrations beg for repeat visits too, with their refreshing portrayal of a bustling urban family. ... Eye-squinting details (polka dots on the underside of a stuffed bunny’s ears, a paisley pattern on a blanket, etc.) and vivid colors energize these wonderfully ordinary scenes of moms and small children."

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review  

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