Planet Picture Book

Archive - November 2018

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

It’s a wet and seemingly boring day. A young child* accidentally drops a game console in a freezing cold pond, but then discovers that the natural world is a magical place of beauty and discovery. Gosh, it has not been easy choosing a book by...

Italy

Destination Italy, but where are all the picture books, I wondered? My initial searches turned up only a handful of contemporary titles in translation. One of my favourite starting points for research is UK-based site Outside In World*, a brilliant...

Sing to the Moon

It’s raining outside, but Jjajjia and his grandson share a wonderful day of activities, stories and memories. Sing to the Moon is the most recent of two picture books set in Uganda written by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl and illustrated by Sandra van...

The Rock and Roll Rolex

A freshly-made rolex flies into the air and lands at the top of a steep hill in front of a hungry rat. As the unexpected breakfast bounty starts to roll down the hill, Rat gives chase and is soon joined by an assortment of other creatures and people...

Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Siba and Saba lose things every day, only to find them again in their dreams. As the story progresses, however, so do their dreams. Rather than looking back on events that have happened and things they have lost, the sisters start to dream ahead...

Uganda

During WorldKidLit month, I read an interview with the fabulous team at Not Another Book Podcast where they recommended a number of books, including Sleep Well, Sibi and Saba by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, illustrated by Sandra van Doorn. They also...