The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well.
I am always on the lookout for monster picture books and this one was adorable. I loved how it turned the normal monster in the closet on its head a bit. The illustrations we vibrant and fun too.
I originally checked this one out because my husband is a big fan of Carter Goodrich. This book is beautiful and wonderful. Carter Goodrich’s character design is just fantastic. And the story is heartfelt. I can sometimes relate to the little cactus in this one.
This graphic novel was a fun twist on a common story that deals with loyalty and friendship. I like how the story unfolds bit by bit without giving too much away. I still had some questions at the end, so I hope that there may be a sequel.
Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot express how much I LOVED this book. It helps that I really like the film, but this book is so much more. Cornelia Funke has managed to enrich the story by weaving in even more fairy tale elements. I read this with my 10-year-old daughter and she enjoyed it as well. If you have seen the movie, the book does not shy away from the few violent scenes, so be aware of that. But I feel like it doesn’t dwell on them either. The illustrations were beautiful. Everything about this book was gorgeous. Near perfect dark fantasy.