I’ve been on a nonfiction picture book kick recently. I’m sharing some of the books this week and saving some for the next two weeks when I’m away on vacation.
A brief biography of one of my Creative Heroes. Hopefully readers will end up wanting to read more about Seuss but I appreciate this introduction to him and the fact they tried to make it more interesting by including rare artwork.
Told in verse, this is a celebration of the human spirit to still find reasons to laugh and play, dance and make music. I would think it’s necessary to do so to endure and to have hope. The back matter includes more information about the place and a glossary.
WOW! It’s absolutely humbling to read about Frederick Douglass. He didn’t let anything get in the way of bettering himself and making sure the world was not the unfair place he was born into but a place where everyone was treated equal. I definitely need to check out his autobiography.
The illustrations were incredible as well.
And, I didn’t realize Doreen Rappaport’s amazing biographies were part of her Big Words series. I’ll definitely read them all!