Lines that Wiggle – Candace Whitman, illustrated by Steve Wilson
Lines can be found everywhere, doing everything–wiggling, waving, bending, and everything in between. Follow these lines as they lead through gardens and oceans, past animals and people and big furry monsters, and show you all the things a line can do!
I really, really adore Lines that Wiggle. The rhymes are often clever and always pleasing to recite, and the art is just fantastic! You’ve got this retro-kawaii sensibility going on, with crazy bright solid colors and really firmly delineated shapes, not to mention exciting and varied page composition. Of course, the icing on the cake is the lines themselves, always enhanced with lovely blue spot glitter as they do their waving, wiggling, sprouting, spelling thing. I also really appreciated the variety of creatures interacting with the lines, from furry monsters to kids to cats and dogs and pumpkins with faces. This book would make as fantastic a read-aloud as it would coffee table book, just the sort of thing to give to an art lover or a parent of a small child, or both! It’s a simple book, so there’s not much more to say, but don’t judge a letter by its length–this book gets five stars from me!