The Best Sound in the World; Cindy Wume
Quarto Group - 2020
A whimsical story about a little lion named Roy who lived in a big city and loved music as did his friend Jemmy. Roy traveled far and wide searching for the most perfect sounds. Often distracted, the more Roy searched the more confused and lonely he began to feel being away from home.
When he returns home and sees his friend Jemmy again, he was much happier than he had been before. Maybe their music wasn't perfect, but together, they sang and danced and Roy wasn't lonely any longer.
A friendship story with adorable illustrations -- even though at times they didn't seem consistent with the text/message.
Juniper Jupiter; Lizzy Stewart
Frances Lincoln Children's Books - 2020
Juniper Jupiter, she's a super hero, super brave, super sneaky, super strong and, she can fly!
Juniper quickly finds out that being a super hero is a lonely job. She decides she could use a side kick. She makes a list of qualities her side kick should possess and posts the notices all around town. She's not prepared for the gigantic response. It's all very confusing for her and little did she realize that the perfect side kick was right there before her eyes.
Water color and ink art work make for some bright and fun illustrations. The story is simple, yet fun and silly too.