|The rooms are predictably|
pointy on one end - fun!
|Luckily, no peeing on the cover|
DI: Mini hot air balloons flew across the ceiling of our room (there were also delicious cupcakes)! Our theme followed the new book written by Matthew Olshan and illustrated by Sophie Blackall called A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785 (FSG, 10/11/2016). The story is based on a true tale of two men who wanted to fly across the English Channel in a hot air balloon. All does not go as planned when they start to lose altitude and start throwing things overboard including their clothes! The editor made sure to point out in a last ditch effort to save their flight the men also urinated into the water to lessen the weight of the basket. Luckily, it all worked. Blackall brings her wonderful art to the pages of this mostly true story right after her Caldecott win!
|Don't mess with this cranky grandma!|
|...maybe leave Cat alone too?|
|Don't you want to hug her?!|
|We love this cover!!|
|The cover features an actual|
photograph of Isaac Granger, who grew
up enslaved to Thomas Jefferson
That's all for today! If you are interested in any of the titles mentioned, let us know in the comments or shoot us an email and we'll let you know if we have an ARC you could look at. Happy reading!