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totally in love with beautifully-illustrated books. That was at a time when children’s books are
expensive (and local newsprint books just don’t appeal to the little me), so I
hang out at my older cousin’s room where she has this bookshelf full of
wonderful books sent by her father who works overseas. Eventually, my cousin, Ate Didi, grew up and got tired of them (she was six years older than
I) and decided to give me those books. I
still have those books (which included the Danny and the Dinosaur series which
I loved!) to this day and my kids read them, too, even if they do have that
funky old book smell.
(and they would probably not look good in black and white anyway), but I did
get a review PDF copy of “Candy and the Cankersaur” by Jason Sandberg.
and the illustration brought me back to my five-year old self, looking
longingly at my cousin’s books and wishing they were mine.
a cool, strong-willed girl who got a dinosaur (she could be a future Charlie’s
Angels who can kick b*tt, lol). She
loved and trained the dino, even if it could bite her. Issues like the dad who has no time for
Candy, jealousy, and being responsible for your mistakes are also taken up in the story.
dinosaur. At this age, the story doesn’t
really matter. The
beautifully-illustrated dino does. This
is the book she always asks me to read to her whenever she comes over. I think the book is a sort of a babysitter,
too, because she can stare at the dino and go over the book for hours (well,
not hours, but she does take time being all quiet and concentrated when she
looks at the book.)
produce the missing books from his childhood, the books he wished he’d
had. His debut eBook “Candy and the
Cankersaur” is a playful homage to Syd Hoff.
He has had several exhibits in Minnesota and his drawings and paintings
were published in various national indy art magazines in the 1990s. He specializes in acrylic painting.
wonderfully-illustrated book which stars a boy. My son is addicted to
super-heroes and would not even look at Candy J