Candlewick Press Presents 'Be Yourself Books'

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Candlewick Press presents 'Be Yourself Books to Say It's Great to Be You!':

Sky Color Written and Illustrated by Peter Reynolds
August 2012, ISBN: 9780763623456, $14.00, Hardcover 5 years-7 years, 32 pages
"Rounding out the picture book series that began with The Dot (2003), this fresh, whimsical picture book encourages the artist and the creative thinker in every child." – Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
The sky's no limit as the author-illustrator of The Dot and Ish winds up his Creatrilogy with a whimsical tale about seeing the world a new way.

Oliver Written and Illustrated by Birgitta Sif
October 2012, 9780763662479, $16.99, Hardcover 4 years- 8 years, 40 pages
"A lovely gift-aglow with warmth and welcome-for those who feel, or have ever felt, different." – Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW)
A stunning picture book debut that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship.

Zephyr Takes Flight Written and Illustrated by Steve Light
October 2012, 9780763656959, $16.99, Hardcover 4 years- 7 years, 40 pages
"The combination of a strong-willed girl and imaginative art that soars makes this one a worthy choice." – School Library Journal
Soar along on a clever girl's flight of fancy in a whimsical ode to free spirits, inventiveness . . . and flying pigs.

Otter and Odder: A Love Story
Written by James Howe Illustrated by Chris Raschka
October 2012, 9780763641740, $14.00, Hardcover 6 years- 10 years, 40 pages
"Ever-changing watercolor washes and primordial shapes depict a wondrous, liquid world in which the star-crossed lovers learn to trust their hearts." – Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW)
When an otter falls in love with a fish, can he dare to follow his heart? A delicious ode to nonconformity from a stellar picture-book pair.

Big Mean Mike
Written by Michelle Knudsen
Illustrated by Scott Magoon
August 2012, 9780763649906, $15.99, Hardcover 4 years – 8 years, 40 pages
"It's rare to find a book that will appeal to both the lovers of monster trucks and the kids who go into raptures at the sight of a fuzzy little critter; this is that book." – The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (STARRED REVIEW)
A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think-even if you're big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute.




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