Planet Picture Book

Archive - August 2018

Hic!

A young girl experiments with all sorts of crazy remedies in a bid to shake off a pesky case of hiccups. Is there a known cure for hiccups? When I was growing up, one standard remedy was to reach for a glass of water and drink it backwards, i.e...

Bioscope

Guddu, a young girl from the Mithila region of India, provides colourful and fascinating glimpses into life in her village.  I was browsing the Katha Books website when the distinctive cover art of Bioscope caught my eye. The site also allowed me a...

Beasts of India

A stunning collection of animal prints from original paintings by Indian tribal and folk artists. Originally published in 2003, this is the updated edition. Beasts of India is not a typical picture book but rather a book of pictures that showcase...

India

After high school, I headed to India for six months to work as a volunteer teacher. Why India? Perhaps it was the attraction of the unknown, the desire for adventure far from home . . . I really don’t know! What I do know is that I had an image of...

My Dog Mouse

A young girl takes a dog named Mouse on a walk to the park and back. Mouse does not belong to her but she is always allowed to take him out – and Mouse is always pleased to see her. Every time I read this picture book, I appreciate it a little more;...