Monday, October 19, 2009

Picture book for any age

GARMANN'S SUMMER by Stian Hole was translated from the Norwegian and this is a treat for those of us who read picture books in English. Both author and illustrator, the creator speaks to everyone who has been uneasy or just plain afraid. Garmann is contemplating the first day of school. His round, jolly, wish-you-could-hug-them aunts arrive for their traditional summer visit. Each aunt has a different perspective to consider when Garmann quizzes them about their fears. This is a helping hand for anyone facing change--and who isn't?

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