Blucy by Julia Dweck and Erika Lebarre (Illustrator)
Age Range: 0 and up
Print Length: 20 pages
Publisher: Xist Publishing (August 13, 2013)
Genre: Picture book
Source: Author for review
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Once in a blue moon, a special pet comes along.
When Mandy adopts the best cat at the shelter, she doesn’t realize it has a big secret and an even bigger personality.
Features full screen images and pop-up text
“Julia Dweck scores another winner Blucy! This book is
beautifully illustrated, features solid rhyming verse, has a most
unusual main character in Blucy the cat, and will surely be loved and
appreciated by all cat-lovers!” – Renee Cormier, Mother Daughter Books Reviews
“Ms Dweck and Ms Lebarre have created a delightfully humorous read that
will no doubt capture the attention of every little mischief-maker.” — Julie Grasso, When I Grow Up I Want to Write a Kid’s Book
“This is a RECOMMENDED MUST read story that adults and their children will fall in love with.” —Jenny Bynum, Back Words, White Pages
About the Author:
Julia writes children’s stories for digital and traditional publication.
Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in
rhyme and in prose. Julia’s background in elementary education affords
her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read about
and what makes them giggle. Julia collaborates with some of the leading
artists in the world of children’s literature. Julia is also a designer
of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with
such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers.
I think that each book Julia Dweck writes gets better than the last.
Blucy is quite charming and sweet. A blue cat that can easily hide and
blend in with blue surroundings is definitely something new for
children’s books. That’s what I love about picture books. There is no
limit to where an author’s imagination can take you.
The illustrations are gorgeous. Erika Lebarre has a lovely style that is
perfect for children’s books. Her artwork is clean, visually appealing,
and easy to follow. I like the soft edges and smooth contours. The
bright colors also make the pictures very appealing to young children.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.