Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nancy Knows by Cybele Young

Nancy is an elephant drawn in a simple black outline...

Random House of Canada and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore to grab a copy.

Nancy shows what she knows and remembers inside the black lines of her body.  It's an unusual way to present a story and I like it.  The story demonstrates what's different, what's the same, and how affects you.  And all the way through, Nancy is trying to remember what she forgot.  I can relate to that.  How often do you walk into a room and then forget what you were going there for?

Nancy is big and her body is full of colors.  The graphics are fun to look at and discover what Nancy is remembering now.  She also finally remembers what she forgot.

I like this one because it's different from most picture books.  A simple design that expresses itself well is a joy to read.  Check it out for yourself, I think it's pretty.

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