Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cybils Superlative: Minnesot-iest

I love that I live in an area where there is an amazing community of book lovers and book creators,

So today, I give you the most Minnesotan (or the Minnesot-iest) of the Cybils Fiction Picture Book nominees.

Cookie the Walker
by Chris Monroe

Cookie the dog gets extra special attention after deciding to life life walking on two legs.

Minnesota author, illustrator and syndicated cartoonist, Chris Monroe, is also the mastermind behind the Monkey with a Tool Belt picture book series.

Click the image and scroll down to watch the video.

Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky
by Justice Page and his daughter Kamie Page
illustrated David Geister

This book should have a home in every Minnesota elementary school library.

A Day at the Lake
by Stephanie Wallingford & Dawn Rynders 
Illustrated by Erica Pelton Villnave

This book totally captures the feeling of summer lake life in Minnesota.
Right about now with cold weather advisories and icy roads it's good to be reminded of warmer times.

Check out this interview with authors Stephanie Wallingford & Dawn Rynders on Colby Sharp's Blog.

One Frozen Lake
by Deborah Jo Larson
illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

This book is seasonally appropriate for Minnesota right now. The lakes are freezing and are soon to experience a population boom for ice fishing. For those who live in an area where it would seem completely impossible to drive across the top of a lake in a pick up truck, One Frozen Lake is a window into another world.

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