New Crayons is a meme started by Susan at Color Online. Check out all the multicultural books ("new crayons") I just bought! =D
Handa's Surprising Day, written and illustrated by Eileen Browne (Walker Books UK, 2007), is set in Africa and features a girl in a Kenyan tribe. Watch out for my review of this right here at Into the Wardrobe!
The rest of the books I bought will be reviewed at Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind.
My Dad, the Hero, written by Stella Gurney and illustrated by Katharine McEwen (Walker Books UK, 2008), is set in the UK and features a boy of Bengali descent.
A Heart for Ruby, written by Franzeska G. Ewart and illustrated by Lauren Tobia (Walker Books UK, 2009), is set in the UK and features a girl of Indian descent.
Ruby Lu, Brave and True, written by Lenore Look and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf (Atheneum, 2006), is set in the US and features a girl of Chinese descent.
I've already started reading this and so far it is so precious and funny. :o)
I bought Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book by Japanese children's book author and illustrator Taro Gomi (Chronicle Books, 2006) and Sakura oil pastels!!! I can't wait to get my art on!!!
And yes, I will blog about this coloring book too at Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind. LOL.
The one that got away: I really wanted to buy Nelson, written by Judith Freeman and Tor Freeman and illustrated by Tor Freeman (Walker Books UK, 2009), because it features kids of color in South Africa. I had it in my hands and everything. But then I went out to buy taro milk tea with bubbles and vanilla ice cream (Yum!). Someone bought the last copy of Nelson while I was away from the bookstore for a while! Argh. I vow to hunt down another copy so that I can review it here at Into the Wardrobe.
ETA (Tuesday, April 6): I found another copy of Nelson and bought it! Yay!
What new crayons did you guys buy this week? :o)