Friday, January 19, 2018

Margo's Musings: Feeling Wild?



On a recent visit to The Hickory Stick, a lovely local bookshop, we spotted Wendell and Florence Minor signing books. It’s exciting to meet authors and illustrators, and we had fun learning more about their stories. It was hard to decide which one to buy with so many great titles, but Margo and I love animals, so Daylight Starlight Wildlife won. 


This book has gorgeous illustrations that depict animals in the day and at night. It’s a wonderful way to learn about wildlife, and there are interesting things to search for in the realistic illustrations. We played “I Spy” while reading, and the game was super fun because there's so much to see in every picture.

Where are they going? What are they doing? 



Has anyone else read Daylight Starlight Wildlife? Or have you read another book written or illustrated by Wendell or Florence Minor? 
We'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Happy Reading!
~F









Tune in Saturday to catch our illustrator spotlight
Artists' Corner: Featuring an interview with Wendell Minor, hosted by David SanAngelo

Florence & Wendell Minor signing books at
The Hickory Stick bookshop

28 comments:

  1. They illustrations sure are very well done and catch the eye indeed.

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  2. The illustrations are very good - they make a great team.

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  3. Fantastic illustrations. Have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, Valerie! :) ~F

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  4. So cute! I think illustrators of children books have the most fun of all people!

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    1. Dezmond- It does look like fun! :) ~F

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  5. It looks an absolutely delightful book - which crosses the age barrier.

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    1. EC- Yes- fun for people of all ages! :) ~F

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  6. Adore the owl illustration! Delightful. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Brenda- It is a really beautiful piece! :) ~F

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  7. What an adorable cover. I'm an animal lover too and those are so cute. Haven't read any of their books, but they look lovely.

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    1. Beverly- As an animal lover you will really enjoy the books. The illustrations are just gorgeous. :) ~F

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  8. This looks perfectly charming. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Rosi- Glad to have introduced you to a new read. :)

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  9. I love the illustrations...I think I read the orca book!

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    1. Patty- Wendell has illustrated and/or written over 50 books- so you may have read one of his books before. :) ~F

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  10. Hi DMS - fascinating couple - and such talent that they are letting us see. Very interesting to read up about them and I'm sure their books sell like hotcakes - certainly they are on my radar - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary-We would bet their books are selling like hotcakes too! Glad to have put them on your radar. :) ~F

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    1. Magic Love Crow- We thought so too! :) ~F

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  12. Okay, this book looks ADORABLE :D And so beautiful. Eee. I love the drawings. Yay for loving it :) Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

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    1. Carina- Doesn't it look adorable! So many gorgeous illustrations in it. Glad you enjoyed it! :) ~F

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  13. This looks really cute. I have a book that focuses on night time called The Goodnight Circle that reminds me of this. I like the little mouse on the cover.

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    1. Adriana- Now I am curious about the Goodnight Circle. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. :) ~F

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  14. So cool that you got to meet them at a signing! I can imagine Margo must have loved it. And those illustrations look absolutely gorgeous. I love the one with the owl <3

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- It is always so exciting to meet authors and illustrators at events. The Minors are so kind and easy to approach too. :) ~F

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