Lala's Words: A Story of Planting Kindness

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Orchard Books
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781338648232

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About the Author

GRACEY ZHANG is an illustrator and animator with a love of storytelling and verse. She is the author and illustrator of Lala's Words and the illustrator of The Big Bath House, Nigel and the Moon, and The Upside Down Hat. She was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and received her degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Gracey is now based in Brooklyn, New York, where she can be found window watching from the train when she's not scribbling away at her desk. You can visit her at graceyzhang.com.

Reviews

A Junior Library Guild selection

Praise for Lala's Words:

Winner of the 2022 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award!

"Zhang's style, blending warmhearted mltiethnic urban caricature with a bold-lined rough-and-tumble zeal, is wholly original. And like the compliment Lala pays her soon science-fiction-size plants, this debut picture book (which also depcits a burgeoning mother-daughter relationship) is 'magnificient.'" -- New York Times Book Review

"This is the enchanting story about the power of words." -- Booklist

"Lala's enthusiasm blossoms on the page." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A verdant tale of leaves, language, and most importantly, love."-- Molly Idle (author-illustrator of Pearl; Flora and the Flamingo)

"Much like an encouraging word, Gracey's vibrant pictures will lift you up." -- Christian Robinson (author of Another; illustrator of Last Stop on Market Street)

"A touching fantasy rooted in reality. Gracey's art recalls children's books masters . . . Ludwig Bemelmans, Roger Duvoisin, David Small. Yet it is fresh and lovely and hasn't been seen before." -- LeUyen Pham (illustrator of Bear Came Along; Grace for President)

"Lala's Words is really about magic; a special kind of magic called kindness. Like the sunlight and falling rain, kindness nourishes the world around us. This book, with its lovely art and whimsical story, will also nourish the reader." -- The Fan Brothers (author-illustrators of Ocean Meets Sky; The Night Gardener)