Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral: A YA Picturebook

Next month is crossover month and this book works perfectly as a segue to tomorrow. And yes, Chopsticks is literally a picturebook intended for a YA audience though of course it isn’t described as such. But let me start from a beginning: Paperback, 272 pages Published February 2nd 2012 by Razorbill Chopsticks tells the …

Five Days with Shaun Tan – Day Three: The Arrival

Welcome! You have just arrived at day three of The Book Wars’ “Five Days with Shaun Tan.” These past two days we have looked at two picture books with characters that have lost their way. In The Lost Thing (2000), the protagonist finds a creature that is literally lost, and …

Top Ten Tuesday: Animal Picturebooks

Today we again depart from The Broke and the Bookish to list our favourite picturebooks featuring animal characters. Non-mythical animals, this week. Nafiza I’m not as well read picturebooks-wise as I hope to be but my favourite picturebook contains animal characters. And it is, *trumpet sounds*: Big Bad Bunny – …

The Black Book of Colours

Today I’m going to tickle your senses with the wonderful and unique The Black Book of Colours by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria. Originally published in Spanish, my copy has been translated by Elisa Amado and produced in Canada by Groundwood Books and House of Anansi Press. While, this book is technically very sophisticated …