ALL I do is talk about the SLJ.
It's SLJ THIS and SLJ THAT.
But how can I NOT talk about them when they gave 1000 TIMES NO such an awesome review?!
(Wednesday, April 01, 2009):
Pre-K Noah, with his unruly blond curls and oversize diaper, is a stubborn little fellow with a fondness for every toddler's favorite mantra: "no!" When his mother sweetly says, "It's time to leave," she is met with page after page of negation, from cowboy speak to pig Latin, Mandarin Chinese to Morse code. Gouache cartoon scenes visually reinforce Noah's multilingual vetoes, from a full-page sphinx and hieroglyphics to a small square panel with a text message. Endpapers provide identification of the languages, pronunciations, and cultures that the precocious youngster employs. Delightful fun in its theme and delivery, this story will be asked for again and again."
You don't know?
The SLJ is the School Library Journal- THE world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens. You can check out their site HERE but to get to the juicy stuff you gotta have a subscription and stuff.
And obviously they have AWESOME taste in books.
BONUS: If you're into picture books... then you should be checking out Fuse #8's blog that's attached to the SLJ. Currently she's listing the top 100 picture books as picked by her readers!