Sunday, February 10, 2019

My Island

Seng Soun Ratanavanh kittenish and spirited art is seamlessly woven among Stephanie Demasse-Pottier's delicate and warm words. A beautiful and inviting narrative about the the imagination, the potential of dreams, and the nature of being present. There are snails to train, cotton candy clouds to share, and snacks on colorful plastic plates to eat with animal friends. A easy going tale of dreams and friendship told through a sweet child's coltish small moments with her gentle animal friends. This is a picturebook you read and share often, because of it's joy and subtle validation of the undeniable value of the art in picturebooks. May we all spend time on the stunning and magical islands, that are our own.