Hello! Today we have two book reviews from our wonderful book experts Chrissy and Anne.
Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award and based on the author's real life grandmother! Ruby's Wish is to grow up and go to university like the boys, instead of getting married like all the other girls do.
Ruby is fortunate, her grandfather allows all his grandchildren to be educated at home and Ruby excels at her studies. Slowly all her siblings leave for university or get married and only Ruby remains. Ruby is sure it will be her last Chinese New Year at home. Will Ruby get to realize her wish?
Great for ages 4-8. Published by Chronicle Books $15.95
Renata Liwska's Little Panda is a sweet tale for ages 3-8 of a little panda named Bao Bao and his mother Lin Lin who go in search of delicious bamboo and cozy naps. Liwska's soft pencil drawings are calming and her expressive faces and poses will delight young readers. Bao Bao encounters a dangerous tiger and there is a funny surprise! This would be a wonderful book to give as a gift or to cherish in your own library. Published by Houghton Mifflin $12.95Renata Liwska has also written and illustrated Red Wagon. Her beautiful illustrations are also in The Quiet Book and The Loud Book (written by Deborah Underwood).