Friday, September 28, 2012

Didn't you just love nursery rhymes as a kid? If you did, then I have an awesome book for you! Today's Book of the Day cleverly presents your favorite nursery rhymes in a graphic novel format. Nursery Rhyme Comics is a unique compilation of 50 nursery rhymes drawn by 50 talented illustrators! Illustrators such as Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty series, is just one contributor to this amazing book. Check it out! :)

Presents fifty classic nursery rhymes in a comic format and contains illustrations by a variety of artists.

Want to learn more about some of the illustrators that helped to create this book? Follow the links below:

Nick Bruel (Author/Illustrator, Bad Kitty series)

Patrick McDonnell (Mutts comic strip series)

Friday, September 21, 2012

I love biographies! I hope you do, too! If you are looking for a great biography book to read this weekend, check this book out. Happy reading! :)

by Margaret Cardillo 
Illustrations and text describe the life of Audrey Hepburn, beginning with her childhood, and describing her life in Nazi-occupied Holland, her dreams of becoming a prima ballerina, her success as an actress, and her efforts to help the world's children through UNICEF.

Want to learn more about the author? Click here!

Want to learn more about this book? Click here!

Want to learn more about Audrey Hepburn? Click here!

Check out this awesome clip from Breakfast at Tiffany's that stars this wonderful legend!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Friday, Blogsters! I have a wonderful biography book for you to check out!! It's called Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet. I don't know about you but I have watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade every year since I was a little girl. This amazing book tells the fascinating history of puppeteer & Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade pioneer Tony Sarg using a variety of real pictures and original illustrations by Melissa Sweet. Please make sure that you click on the links below to find out more about the author as well as this time-honored tradition! Happy reading! 

Tells the story of puppeteer Tony Sarg, the man who first invented the helium balloons that have become the trademark of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Want to learn more about author/illustrator Melissa Sweet? Click here!

Want to learn more about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Click here!

Check out this footage from the 1939 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (there is no sound)! 

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