Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"Joy" - a bookwrap



Illustrated by JENNI DESMOND

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover: 32 pages
* Publisher:  Candlewick
* Pub. Date:  June 09, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations for You

The Book

A little kitten celebrates her love for life by bouncing, scampering, chasing her ball of yarn, racing around and exhibiting joy in her journey.  She is full of life and is a little bundle of furry energy.  This delightful rhyming book is full of movement, action words and very expressive.  

In the adorable kitten's free-spirited enthusiasm she hits a wall...oh my it's not a wall... it's the huge family dog's front leg.  TRIP, TRIP, TRIP,  SLIP, FLIP...... OH NO!  The tiny feline catapults through the doggie door finding herself outside and then tumbles down a steep set of stairs.  OUCH!  Will a parent be there to hug, kiss, squeeze and console the frightened wee baby?   

This is bad,
I feel sad.
Where's my mom? 
Where's my dad? "

Award-winning author-illustrator pair Yasmeen Ismail and Jenni Desmond marry their creative talents together to create a heartwarming  read-aloud story that kids will love.  Full of simple, playful language and happy mixed-media illustrations this book is sure to be a hit for both young and old.  Share it and feel the joy and love!  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!

Meet the Author

Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning illustrator and animator who has a love of inks, paints and watercolours. She has won The New York Times' Best Illustrated Book Award and the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award and been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her previous books for Walker include Kiki & Bobo's Birthday Surprise and Kiki & Bobo's Sunny Day. Yasmeen is originally from Ireland, but now lives in Bristol.

About the Illustrator

Jenni Desmond is an illustrator, artist and picture book author, working from a studio in a rattling railway arch in east London. She graduated with distinction from the Masters in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (APU). Her first picture book won the Cambridgeshire "Read it Again" Picture Book award 2013. Her most recent book for Walker is On the Night of the Shooting Star, written by Amy Hest. Jenni lives in London, N16. Visit Jenni's website:

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