The two books that were silver winners of the 2020 Colors Award was Soomi’s Sweater and Doris’ Dear Delinquents. These two Clavis Publishing titles I enjoyed more than the winner. Even though I understand the win, I decided that I was looking for something lighter, that was more fun and yet, still has a strong story and “pop” to it.
Soomi’s Sweater by Susie Oh I adore the illustrations! They are sweet, simple (not simplistic) and colorful. The blue/green and yellows pop off the page. They fit the story of a young girl who wants to wear her brand-new sweater right away even though it does not properly fit. However, a small accident proves to be big trouble! All ages can be read to and the slightly older reader and read solo. This book is diverse, as well as having a universal relatable story.
Doris’ Dear Delinquents by Emma Ward This is not your mother’s alphabet book! Nope, it is Doris’! Her 26 delinquents… ah…. delightful children… have a thing or two to say about the world and their actions. They are cute illustrations that are simple, cartoon images. The ending was not my cup of river water, but overall, people will want to sink their teeth into this gem. Ages 5 and up most likely best audience as an interesting read aloud. Also good for quirky adults.
These picture books would be great gifts that you will want to put under your holiday giving unit to be read all year around.