Saturday, May 23, 2015
Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you the perfect picture book to celebrate Memorial Day!
We love them. We miss them when they're gone.
And we want them all to come home.
They are our heroes. -- Feiwel & Friends
With Americans celebrating Memorial Day this weekend, it's officially the start of summer. No matter what festivities you have planned, it's important to remember the real reason for this national holiday.
COMING HOME, written and illustrated by Greg Ruth, is the ideal picture book to commemorate Memorial Day. This gorgeous and touching book tells the story of a young boy waiting to reunite with his military parent at the airport. It's received some pretty terrific praise from the likes of The New York Times which said, “COMING HOME makes as strong a case as a picture book can for visual storytelling, and for making few words count.”
Check out how beautiful this book is:
If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!