Review: Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi

Review by Meghan Flora Many people are curious about what’s in the ocean, but what about what’s over the ocean? In this picturebook, a young Japanese child looks out over the vast body of water and asks the questions many of us don’t think about. “What kind of animals are over the ocean?” and “Is…

Review: Flotsam by David Wiesner

Review by Anna Chirhart The deep sea is a space alien to mankind…. You’d never guess it to be home of extraterrestrial beings! Flotsam is a fanciful story about a boy who is playing on a beach and finds an old camera washed up on shore. He brings the camera to “One-Hour-Photo”, to get the…

Review: Hello, Mr. Dodo! by Nicholas John Frith

Review by Mikah Martiarena What if Dodo Birds never went extinct? The picturebook Hello, Mr. Dodo! tells a story of an encounter between a girl named Martha and a Dodo Bird. Martha is a young girl who has taken a special interest in all types of birds. When she comes across a bird she doesn’t…

Review: The Color of Heaven by Kim Hwa

Review by Ellen Lewis How painful is waiting for someone you love? The anguish of waiting is well-known to the two female protagonists in The Color of Heaven. This is the final book in the Color Trilogy written by Kim Hwa. This Korean graphic novel is a love story that reveals the struggle of longing…