This review is part of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.
Title: Limelight Larry
Author and Illustrator: Leigh Hodgkinson
Publisher: Tiger Tales 2011, originally published in GB by Orchard Books 2010
Suitable for ages: 3-7
This is Limelight Larry.
This book is about him.
He thinks it will be an AMAZING book just because it has him in it.
He thinks he is FANTASTIC- The bee’s knees with a cherry on top.
He thinks he should be FAMOUS and that there should be more books about him.
(Perhaps he should see if this book is any good first, huh?)
Some FANTASTIC sneak peak illustrations from Limelight Larry
Why I like this book:
First of all, I like it because the illustrations are wonderful and done in mixed media. Which is when an artist uses more than one media (paint, fabric, charcoal, etc) to make an illustration. Leigh's artwork pops right off the pages of Limelight Larry. She does a fabulous job using loads of color and textures. It also has an important message about sharing. On top of that it is fun to read out loud, and it is silly enough to make you giggle.
This is taken directly from the Editorial review on Tiger Tale’s website:
“Larry the peacock finds adventure in. . .his very own book...Limelight Larry, a bright-blue peacock, announces that this book will be all about him and, because he is FANTASTIC, it will be AMAZING. But before he can explain how, an inquisitive mouse enters, followed by a bird, an elephant, bunnies, a bear with a picnic basket and, strangest of all, a tall wolf in a Red Riding Hood cape dragging a prop forest on a wheeled platform….They're cramping his style! He screams at them to leave him alone…But then he realizes it's not much fun to show off all by yourself…Lesson learned: It's much more fun to share.”
1) Author sites:
Leigh Hodgkinson's Blog http://leighhodgkinson.blogspot.com/
Leigh’s Website: http://www.wonkybutton.com/
2) Destination Modern Art. This is a museum website for kids. So cute! It's a MUST visit! You can click on any artwork and learn how it’s created. Make sure to visit The Dove and click on it. Then, click on tools and create your own mixed media artwork.
3) First Palette. Make a mixed media collage with step by step instructions at this website.
Limelight Larry Book Trailer.
Now, it's time to sharing my exciting contest news...
For all of you who haven’t heard my book Poison Apple Pie has made it into the final round of the MeeGenius Author Challenge 2011. Click HERE and it will direct you to my post with more details on it.
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