A day to celebrate ice cream? Now, that’s my kind of holiday! In honor of this deliciously tasty occasion, I would like to introduce you to a book created by a local-to-me-author-illustrator (whom I hope I can call friend): JUST ONE MORE. I mean, look at that cover! It is SO tempting! I think I'll excuse myself to get a few scoops (because I can never decide on just one flavor) while you read more about . . .
TITLE: JUST ONE MORE
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Jennifer Hansen Rolli
PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers/2014
OPENING LINES: Ruby was always asking for just one more . . . just one more minute, just one more hair thingy, just one more sip, and just one more ride.
Who can’t relate to a young child wanting “just one more” of something? Or everything, for that matter! That seems to be sweet Ruby’s mantra - one more of this and one more of that. But sometimes a little bit goes a long way, and one is just enough. Or is it? Jennifer’s Rolli’s illustrations and color palette are beautiful (I dare you to look into Ruby’s eyes and not feel her emotions!), and her simple text convey a story relatable to many young children and their caregivers. Now, I don’t know about you, but sometimes one is not enough, especially when it comes to books! This one sure made it to my shelf in a hurry.
Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into children's stories. Sometimes her daydreams end up here.