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Vernon Is On His Way

Vernon Is On His Way

Fall 2018 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
Author: Philip Stead
Illustrator: Philip Stead
ISBN: 9781626726550
Hardcover Price: $19.99
Review:

Vernon is a small yellow frog who is waiting and waiting. Apparently, he has been waiting for his friend, a snail, to wake up, come out of his shell and give Vernon a ride. In this charming collection of "small" stories, readers are treated to other happenings with Vernon's friends Skunk and Porcupine.

Utilizing soft outlines and large white spaces, author/illustrator Philip C. Stead depicts seemingly small events in the lives of three friends. The intentionally slow pace and design underscores the importance of taking time to notice - kindness, friendship and joy. A delightful antidote to a frenetic day.

Kemie Nix   ©2018 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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