Saturday, April 7, 2018

Kid Konnection: Chronicle Picture Books

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 two picture books published by Chronicle Books.

Summary: How do we love numbers? Let us count the ways: They're on street signs and bus stops, featured on phones, thermometers, chalkboards, and scales. They show the time and the date, and help us to measure distance, sizing, and so much more. This spirited picture book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi will charm and inform the youngest of readers, offering them a unique—and useful—look at a key concept we count on. -- Chronicle Books

I KNOW NUMBERS! by Taro Gomi is an adorable book that showcases the importance of numbers. In this whimsically illustrated picture book, young readers will see that numbers are everywhere -- from street signs to telephones, to scales, to televisions, to sporting events... Well, you get the idea!

I thought this book was adorable and I can totally see toddlers taking this book to heart. I'm sure most kids will start pointing out to their parents that numbers are, indeed, everywhere. I KNOW NUMBERS is a terrific way to introduce the importance of numbers. Hopefully, children will be encouraged after reading this book to take the next steps of number recognition and counting!

Summary: Celebrate the time you have with the ones you love.

The seconds that count in catching the bus;
The idyllic hours that slip by so quickly during a perfect day on the lake;
The summer days that disappear into blissful happiness . . .

This gorgeous picture book is a conversation between parent and child across the course of a single day. Inviting comparisons to All the Wonderful Things You Will Be, I Wish You More, and Love, this celebration of cherished moments with loved ones is at once simple, profound, and truly beautiful. -- Chronicle Books

FOREVER OR A DAY by Sarah Jacoby is a gorgeous picture book that's certain to warm parents' hearts. Usually, I rave about how much kids will love a book or occasionally I share that parents will appreciate the humor; however, FOREVER OR A DAY is just beautiful for all types of readers. This book has gorgeous illustrations, but it's the words and meaning of this book that make it extra-special.

FOREVER OR A DAY reminds readers to appreciate the time you have especially as it pertains to spending time with loved ones. It focuses on the little things that make a day special with an emphasis on living in the moment. I think we all need to be reminded of that, right!

The book is written so cleverly that it almost reads like a mystery. It's clear to adults reading the book that it is talking about "time," but to kids, it might take a few pages to figure out what the book is referencing. For example, the book begins with:

If you look closely, you can see it. 
You can almost touch it. 

I love FOREVER OR A DAY for its lovely pictures and it's important message. It's one special book that families will want to read over and over again.

Thanks to the publisher for providing review copies of these books.

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!


bermudaonion said...

Forever or a Day sounds like a truly special picture book.

Stacie said...

Oh boy, that Forever or a Day book sounds like a tear-jerker looks so pretty.