How do a Thai-speaking grandfather and his English-speaking grandson spend their time together, considering the divide of language and age separating them? How will they communicate as they spend their time together? When the bored young boy brings out his paper and markers, and his grandfather pulls out his sketchbook and paintbrush, will their wizard and warrior battle together against the fierce dragon? Spare text and dynamic illustrations meld two cultures to bring forth a magical world, that will delight in many different ways!
It's that time of year when we see butterflies all over, flying around, pollinating our flowers, laying eggs. Here is a book that celebrates butterflies with text that is lyrical and informative, paired with realistic illustrations that are spectacular! It offers factual tidbits on butterfly metamorphosis, migration and more. At the same time, it takes delightful license pointing out these butterflies' various attributes ("A butterfly is creative." "A butterfly is helpful."). Although this is a children's book, its elegant, enchanting beauty will be enjoyed by all ages. Also enjoy these companion books by the same author/illustrator pair: A Seed is Sleepy, An Egg is Quiet and A Rock is Lively.
Learn about the Japanese art of Taiko drumming. Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You may even get a chance to play the drums yourself!