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Mary Had a Little Lab

By Sue Fliess

My synopsis.
Mary is a scientist who is so busy inventing she forgets to make friends. She decides to create a pet for herself but when it becomes so popular and she creates more, things get out of hand.

Why I picked up this book.
On Twitter I had asked if any other writers had ever dreamt a story idea and if so did it work out writing it. Sue Fliess actually responded and said this story of hers was born from a dream. It’s her best selling book. I had heard of this book but hadn’t read it so it was clearly time. Continue reading “Mary Had a Little Lab”

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Julián Is a Mermaid

by Jessica Love.

Julián is a Mermaid is, for me, a book about why I love picture books. It’s a book about the innocence and imagination of children. It’s a book about love. Julián sees something beautiful on his way home and feels the urge, the need, to be as beautiful and magical. I’d say more but in case one of the 4 people who read this post actually want to read this book one day, I wouldn’t want to give anything away. I promise you it’s gorgeous on so many levels. Continue reading “Julián Is a Mermaid”