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Book Cover: A Day for Sandcastles

A Day for Sandcastles

Author: JonArno Lawson
Illustrator: Qin Leng
Publisher and Year: Candlewick Press

Synopsis: The creators of the acclaimed Over the Shop evoke a perfect summer beach day—and themes of creativity, cooperation, flexibility, and persistence—all without a word in this sun-warmed, salt-stained delight of a story. A busload of beachgoers spills out onto the sand for a day of fun and frolic. Three siblings begin work on a castle, patting and shaping the sand as the sun arcs over the sky. Time and again, their progress is halted: a windswept hat topples their creation; a toddler ambles through it; the tide creeps close, and then too close. Meeting each demolition with fresh determination, the builders outdo themselves time and again, until the moment arrives to pile back into the bus for home. An authentic portrait of sibling cooperation—and glorious inspiration for creative people of all ages—A Day for Sandcastles channels the thrill of surrendering expectations on the path to infinite possibility.

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Book Cover: Clover


Author: Nadine Robert
Illustrator: Qin Leng
Publisher and Year: Clover 2022

Synopsis: "Around Clover’s family’s goat farm, there are plenty of things to do on any given day, from picking blueberries to collecting clams. But making decisions, even choosing something to do, is a great source of hesitation for young Clover — that is, until one day, when the child’s beloved goat, Peony, wanders too far from the farm. In order to bring Peony back home safely, Clover will have to learn to act quickly and decisively. A poignant picture book about trusting your own ability to make decisions and building self-reliance."

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About Qin Leng

Qin Leng lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She has illustrated over 40 titles with publishers around the world. Her picture books include Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin, Skinnamarink, Over the Shop and I Am Small, which Qin has written and illustrated.

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