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NPBM Blog-Along: Gardens

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?

Trick question, because it never was before… but now it is!  Picture Book Month is an international initiative to celebrate children’s books and debunk the rumor that printed books will cease to exist because of new technology.  Go read more at founder Dianne de Las Casas’ website, and tune in for the blog posts by famous authors and illustrators.  There’s even a calendar with different themes for each day of November, so you can play along.

You know I can’t resist a good picture book, so this is right up my alley!  Instead of NaNoWriMo or any of the other 30-Day-Blog-Challenges, I’ve decided to take on Picture Book Month as my own personal blogging challenge–I will highlight one book a day that goes along with the theme for that day, in addition to my regular blogging.  Join me for Picture Book Month and share your favorite picture books!

November 9, 2011
Theme: Gardens

The Leaf Men, written and illustrated by William Joyce

This picture book not only has the distinctively quirky illustrations that I love, but a great story too!  William Joyce never disappoints, and this is definitely one of those instances where the story just wouldn’t be the same without the illustrations.  When an old lady falls ills, her garden also falls into chaos–but don’t worry, the Leaf Men come to the rescue!  This is a fun adventure tale with a sweet ending.  If you love Joyce’s Meet the Robinson, check out this lesser-known but equally imaginative picture book!

What’s your favorite Gardens picture book?

Tune in tomorrow for the next picture book, and check out Picture Book Month’s website too!

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