New Crayons!

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)


susan said…
Very cool books, Tarie. Thanks for participating in New Crayons.
Doret said…
I love the cover of Handa's Surprising Day.

The Ruby Lu books are great.

Gomi's doodle book sells very well.
jama said…
Eeee! New books! LOVE Ruby Lu.
Tarie said…
Susan, Doret, and Jama: I was able to find another copy of Nelson! I just bought it! :o)
Blessie said…
These all look like very interesting books, Tarie! It's so convenient to have somebody finding our good books for us; hard to do ourselves with two toddlers and a baby in tow, haha. ("No, baby, you'll tear the pages careful Bea where's your brother?!") Did you say these are all available at Fully Booked?
Tarie said…
Blessie, yup yup. Fully Booked. The Ruby Lu book was 160 pesos. The books in the Walker Stories series are 239 pesos each. The Taro Gomi coloring book is expensive - 1000 pesos. But it's really thick and big and awesome. I was actually thinking of buying one for Elliot when he is like six or seven years old. (It's a sophisticated coloring book.)
I'm very curious about the Handa book - is it a repackaged version of Handa's surprise? Here's the link
Tarie said…
Hi, Zoe! I think it is - same author and publisher!

I just read NELSON. It makes me want to go to South Africa. * wistful *
Blessie Adlaon said…
A thousand-peso coloring book? What has this world come to??? But a less-than-200 picture book, that sounds promising.
Tarie said…
Hi, Blessie. They aren't picture books though. They are more like easy readers, short chapter books, or early chapter books. ^_^
Blessie Adlaon said…
All the better for me to read with, my dear :-)