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Here and Now Written by Julia Denos, Illustrated by
In the way small children are very careful with something delicate and precious to them, these stories are held gently and deliberately. The relatively short texts are so perfectly observant and specific–each word picked with purpose. Their rhythm invokes young children thinking and processing the world. The words, simple or voluptuous, are poetic and delicious to read out loud.
Gaia is giving away her ARC of the upcoming The Unicorn Came to Dinner, and a copy of Jabari Salta, (softcover, Spanish.) to two lucky winners! To be eligible for prizes throughout the challenge, you must be registered by March 2, comment on each post, consistently read mentor texts, and enter the Rafflecopter drawing at the conclusion of ReFoReMo.
Gaia Cornwall loves to write and illustrate for children. Her debut picture book Jabari Jumps (Candlewick Press) was a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, featured in The New York Times. Passionate about all kinds of kids recognizing themselves in literature, her upcoming titles include Jabari Tries and Best Bed for Me, (Candlewick Press), and A Unicorn Came to Dinner written by Lauren DeStefano (Roaring Brook Press). You can see more of her work on her website, GaiaCornwall.com.