Let’s Work

Cynthia Weill scores again with an early concept book that bring every kind of job to life, including the work of the dedicated palm weavers of Flavio Gallardo’s workshop, whose miniature palm weavings illustrate this playful book, teaching children words for work in two languages. The weavers live in the village of Chigmecatitlán in the Mixteca part of the Mexican state of Puebla. With tremendous skill and patience, the artisans of this region practice palm weaving, a craft which came to Mexico even before the arrival of the Spanish in the early 15th century. Imagine being able to hold all of the illustrations in one book in the palms of your hands. You can do that with the tiny weavings in Let’s Work. Most pieces are no larger than a dime!

Colors (First Steps Board Books)

“Young children will enjoy the light and airy illustrations that lead them on a journey to discover . . . colors.” – THE BOSTON GLOBEWith whimsical illustrations and the sparest of texts, award-winning author-illustrator John Burningham gives toddlers a lively demonstration of the building blocks of learning. Full of spirited fun, this “first step” – COLORS – is just right for very young children who are on the path to figuring out the world around them.

Dinosaur Zoom!

The dinosaurs are back and this time they’re revving, roaring, and racing . . . to a dinosaur birthday party! Bursting with dinosaurs and vehicles of all shapes and sizes and with a delicious surprise ending, this is guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of small boys and girls everywhere.