Thursday, March 12, 2020

a few new books for kids

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.

4/5 stars

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.

4/5 stars


  1. Both of those look really good for the young ones!

  2. Both look like great choices for little ones.

  3. I love the artwork in children's books!

  4. Both look very cute but I like the sound of Juniper Jupiter! I'm adding it to my list.

  5. It sounds like they each have a similar theme, and it's a good one!

  6. I get picture books from the library but of course the library is closed right now. I will have to get a bunch when they finally open again.


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