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Dianne Schallmeiner

Dianne Schallmeiner reviews 4 CYA picture books

December 2002-January 2003, no. 247 01 December 2002
When a children’s picture book first comes into the home, there is no way of telling whether it is going to be ‘the one’ – the one that will be read and reread; that will have pictures drawn about it and songs made up about it; that will be carried around and allowed to spend the night at the end of the bed. There’s no rhyme or reason to it; awards and critical acclaim don’t mean too m ... (read more)