Planet Picture Book

Archive - March 2018

Three Balls of Wool (Can Change the World)

In this historical picture book set in the 1960s, a family flee Portugal’s dictatorship and end up in Communist Czechoslovakia. They find it difficult to settle into their new home until three balls of wool provide an...

Follow the Firefly/Run, Rabbit, Run!

This wordless picture book can be read in both directions – from front to back, and from back to front! The first story follows a firefly’s quest to find a flashing light; in the second narrative, a rabbit dashes away...

Portugal

When I first started researching picture books from Portugal, one name leapt out at me: publishing house and graphic design studio, Planeta Tangerina. Founded in 1999 by four friends, Isabel Minhós Martins, Bernardo P...

Tara Books

Yesterday evening, I was thrilled to attend a presentation by Tara Books at Lost in Books in Fairfield, Sydney. Two designers from Tara Books in Chennai, Dhwani Shah and Ragini Siruguri, provided fascinating insights...

Mamá the Alien/Mamá la extraterrestre

In this bilingual picture book (Spanish/English) a young girl finds a card marked “ALIEN” in her mamá’s purse. She thinks her mother really is an extra-terrestrial and decides to research the wider implications of her...