Monday, October 31, 2016

"I love you complexly like our national story."

Kane Miller Picture Books
Author: Lynn Parrish Sutton
Illustrator: Melanie Hope Greenberg
Age: 3-7 years 
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2
Pages: 30
Copyright: 2016

Written in rhyme, with a quirky use of adverbs for every "I love you," AMERICANLY is a lullaby about the United States.

The sunny illustrations of popular landmarks (the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Bellagio fountains) invite close inspection. Thick pages with rounded corners—like a board book—make AMERICANLY perfect for toddlers.

America is experiencing such a divisive presidential election that reading this cozy book about the entire country made me a little emotional. This picture book road trip could not have come at a better time. 

Jpeg from Americanly by Lynn Parrish Sutton.
Read an interview with illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg here:

1 comment:

Melanie Hope Greenberg said...

Thanks so much for the sweet review. It's true, I used nothing too political in my art and focused on the beauty of nature that we are lucky to have in our nation from sea to shining sea.