By Frank Murphy and Carla Murphy, Illustrated by Kayla Harren (Sleeping Bear Press – 2020)
Encourage every girl to embrace all of the things that make her unique to be strong and kind, to stand up tor herself, and more. The images of diversity girls help to enjoy their happiness of being a girl.>>> And celebrate all the wonderful unique and brilliant ways to be a boy with “ A Boy like You“.
総ての女の子を勇気つけてくれる絵本。女の子の強さも、優しさも、独立心も、自分への思いやりも、更に様々な要素が、一人一人の女の子をユニークな存在にしてくれる。多様なる女の子のイメージは、女の子であることの幸福感を味わえる。＞＞＞そして、男の子を祝福するべき様々な方法は、” A Boy like You“で、紹介している。
By Gideon Sterer, Illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Alfred A. Knopf – 2020)
How will we get from Ed’s to Ned’s? Climb! Whirl! Trampoline? There are no wrong ways to get from house to house in this tale of creativity and locomotion! With playful sounds of child’s name one after another, children’s imagination is endless as including every friend.
By Travis Jonker, Illustrated by Mark Pett (Abrams Books for Young Readers -2018)
In the middle of small town, much like every other, stands the very Last Castle. No one ever comes out, and no one ever tries to go in. But a curious girl named Ibb wonders what is really behind the castle’s door. This is a timeless tale about overcoming fears, making new friends, and creating a more welcoming community.
Retold by Nicholas Ian, Illustrated by Mike Petrik, Music by Drew Temperante (Cantata Learning – 2017 ) www.cantatalearning.com
As counting number, reading text and sing along with included music, it captures the joy of different people work together. >>> CD is included. The instruction how to use the book and the music score are on the first and last pages.
Retold and Illustrated by Rachel Isadora (G. P. Putnam’s Sons – 2008)
Everyone knows enchanted fish can grant wishes. But one wish is not enough for the kind fisherman’s greedy wife. Just how far can she push her luck? That’s what she’s about to find out. >>> The author’s captivating collage-style artwork, featuring the African landscape and increasingly turbulent ocean, provides a wonderful new backdrop for this classic Brothers Grimm story. ” Old Mikamba had a Farm” is the same author.
魔力を持った魚は願い事を叶えてくれる。しかし、優しい漁師の貪欲な妻は、一つの願い事では満足しなかった。彼女の願い事がどこまでエスカレートするのか、ページをめくりながら結果へと導かれる。＞＞＞見事な貼り絵スタイルのイラストでアフリカの風景と海の荒立ち具合を表現しながら、グリム兄弟の童話を再現した作品。同じ作者の絵本で “Old Mikamba had a Farm” がある。
Old Mikamba had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on this farm he had a Baboon!, a Zebra!, a Lion!, an Elephant! and many more! You can enjoy to sing along with a whole new cast of animals in the book irresistible version of “Old MacDonald” set on a game farm in Africa. >>> Explanation of the animals is on the last pages. The author Isadora’s another book “The Fisherman and His Wife”.
“Old MacDonald” の歌の中の動物が、すべてアフリカの野生動物保護地区の動物に代り、馴染みのある歌のアフリカ版となっている。歌を歌いながら、アフリカの動物達への親しみと知識を養ってくれる、大変にユニークで楽しい絵本。>>>巻末で登場する動物達を説明。同じ作者の絵本 “The Fisherman and His Wife” もある。
By Katey Howes, Illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti (Sterling Children’s Books – 2018 )
Magnolia Mudo is a high-energy inventor, and her favorite lab partner is her Uncle Jamie. But when she finds out that he’s marrying Miss Emily, Magnolia is blown away. She will not wear a flower-girl dress. Uncle Jamie promises Magnolia that she can be part of the wedding in a different way, so she creates inventions based on various wedding traditions from around world-with hilarious results!
By Lily Toy Hong (Albert Whitman & Company – 1993)
When a poor old Chines farmer is digging in his garden, he finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it. But his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications. This is a Chinese folktale with a good blend of humor and wisdom.
Inspired by the Women’s March the estimated 5 million women, men and children marched in 82 countries on January 2017. Once there was a pink hat which was knitted by an old woman. A cat played with it. A baby caught it. A dog swiped it. And a girl found it. And then she wore her pink hat, and everyone else wore one, too!>>> On the last page, found the note about Women’s March.