Reading with Pearl & Rose: Cars and Trucks

Pearl is currently in a bit of a car phase so when I spotted this Little Golden Book at a library book sale, I picked it up. The book is originally from 1951 but this copy was republished in 1976. It remains delightfully dated but the pictures are by Richard Scarry. No word on who… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Cars and Trucks

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Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

I shared my love for Carson Ellis' picture books back in July (here) but since she has since come out with a new children's book, I thought I'd talk about her again. Du Iz Tak is a creative and unique story, beautifully illustrated in Ellis' distinctive style. What really sets this little story apart though… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

International Women’s Day

As you may be aware, March 8th is International Women's Day. A couple of years ago, I shared about the books by women that I have on my shelves. (That list could use a bit of an update, to be honest, but there are still lots of great women writers there.) Today I thought I'd… Continue reading International Women’s Day

Book Review: The Tawny Scrawny Lion by Kathryn Jackson, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren (Reading with Pearl)

Last Christmas my terrific brother-in-law and his lovely wife gave us a collection of Little Golden Books. We all remember Little Golden Books from our childhood, right? They're awesome. I love reading books from my own kid days with Pearl. However, sometimes re-reading kids books as an adult casts a new light on them. (Spoilers… Continue reading Book Review: The Tawny Scrawny Lion by Kathryn Jackson, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren (Reading with Pearl)