Dear Readeo Friends,
Free time is the best time – that’s the message of Tony Fucile’s Let’s Do Nothing! In our often over-scheduled world, sometimes just letting your imagination go wild is the best activity of all.
And our other pair of new children’s book titles, illustrated by Debbie Lavreys, allows you to do just that. You may recognize her illustrations from our other Readeo titles, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. All of the parts of the Brothers Grimm tale Rapunzel play out in Lavreys’s illustrations, from the witch calling out, “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!” to the golden-haired heroine’s visit by a prince in her high tower. Lavreys’s heartwarming images of what the star of The Little Match Girl sees when she lights her matches to keep warm will help children to accept her journey to heaven to be with her grandmother in this classic bittersweet tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
We hope you’ll enjoy these new titles as you read and BookChat this weekend. Please visit our Facebook page where we’ll be giving away a copy of Let’s do Nothing! this weekend. We love hearing from you!
With all my best,
Jenny Brown is the editor for Readeo and oversees all book selection for the site. She has worked in the children’s book world for the past 25 years, holding positions with HarperCollins and Scholastic, and was the Children’s Books Reviews Editor for Publishers Weekly. She currently writes for School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Shelf Awareness. Jenny graduated from Princeton University. You can read more from Jenny on her Web site, Twenty by Jenny.