SOMEONE BUILDS THE DREAM Written by Lisa Wheeler Illustrated by Loren Long (Dial Books…
Journey Across the High Seas With Milo and Millie
by Jedda Robaard is reviewed by MaryAnne Locher.
What’s an easy recipe for fun?
1 Tub of warm water
1 Paper boat
1 (or more) children,
Fill tub to desired level with water. Sprinkle in toys. Carefully add imaginative child(ren) and allow to marinate. Fun will develop instantaneously.
Milo and Millie, (Candlewick Press 2014, $14.99, Ages 2-5), by author/illustrator Jedda Robaard, is a picture book about a child’s bathtime adventure with his teddy bear. Milo and Millie see a giant duck. Toy blocks become cities, and a whale shoots them up into the air on a stream of water. Stuck in a whirlpool, they get rescued just in time to dry off and snuggle down in bed.
Robaard uses watercolor, pencil, and collage to create a watery palette of pictures, and her choice of muted blues, greens, and beiges are as soothing as a warm bath. She’s even included illustrated instructions for making a little boat. Another treat – the instructions also work to make a hat!
Warning! Always prepare recipe under adult supervision. Over marinating may result in prune-like skin and soggy paper.