Monday, November 17, 2014
Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Brad Sneed
Devin Scillian and Brad Sneed have created a delightful picture book that showcases the beauties and legends of Kansas. Not only is Johnny Kaw a humorous tall tale, but it is also a heartfelt story that exhibits a son’s love for his mother. Along with the playfulness of Scillian’s story, Sneed offers his own whimsical additions to the plot. Within the illustrations, Sneed depicts the animals and plants of Kansas, even showcasing the mascots from two of Kansas’s major universities. This book makes a great resource for teachers and librarians doing units on tall tales or even teaching about Kansas.
(Full Review Found on The Children's Book and Play Review: https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/CBPR/article/view/20586/29983)