Wednesday, May 5, 2021

"Early One Morning" - a bookwrap



Early One Morning

Authored by Lawrence Schimel

Illustrated by Elia Brasline


* Ages:  0-2

* Grade Level:  PS+

* Board Book:  16 pages

* Publisher:  Orca Book Publishers

* Pub. Date:  14/Sep/2021

* Language:  English, also French

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This board book has enjoyable cadence of rhyme and bright, colourful, kid-friendly illustrations that are delightful. A little boy's tummy is rumbling so he and his beloved cat quietly tiptoe downstairs, as not to wake up the rest of family, and fixes his own breakfast to solve his hunger problem all on his own.  The story is simple and relatable.  I was happy to discover that it wasn't the typical "oh look at the mess he made" theme but one where a little guy shows care and respect by not disturbing his family member's slumber and responsibly getting together his breakfast.  I also love how he includes his cat and shares his meal with him.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Lawrence Schimel writes in both Spanish and English and has published over 120 books as author or anthologist in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, graphic novels and children’s literature. He has twice won a Lambda Literary Award and has also won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, a White Raven from the International Youth Library in Munich, and has been chosen for IBBY's Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities three times. Lawrence is also a prolific literary translator. He lives in Madrid, Spain, where he founded the Spanish chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and served as Regional Advisor for five years.

About the Illustrator

ElΔ«na BrasliΕ†a lives in Riga, Latvia. After studying French and linguistics, she earned her BA and MA from the Art Academy of Latvia, specializing in printmaking. For the last number of years, she’s worked in children’s book illustration and has earned a number of awards for her craft.

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