This week's video review is of Gianna Marino's MEET ME AT THE MOON . Tender and beautiful, Gianna's story is a reassuring depiction of an elephant mother’s love for her calf set in a backdrop of an African drought and the quest for rain. Kirkus Review calls Gianna a “rising star,”and after you see this, I think you'll agree. Gianna's work is very soulful and beautiful. The review pays particular attention to both the art and the lyrical, sense-filled language. I feel fortunate to know her as a friend.
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Sarah Momo Romero.
And 5th Mondays will feature awesomely irreverent and super funny Aussie author Brydie Wright.
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