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Brenna Jeanneret

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Brenna's review for this week is for podcast friend Steph Lucianovic and illustrator Chris Park's new book TOUCH THE SKY! Let's start with Park's illustrations–they are dreamy yet vibrant–exactly the way I remember my childhood. They are coupled with the perfect childhood milestone–learning to pump on a swing! Vern's fingers in the wood chips, the way he almost but not quite gets the pump from a quick lesson from Gretchen, and then, AND THEN how he DOES get it and passes on the skill at the end?! I mean chef's kiss. I know a bit of this book's history to publication and I am so glad it finally made it through!


Steph Lucianovic


Chris Park


Carolrhoda Books

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