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Picture Book Blogger Reviews Me: A Compendium

We’re so excited to appear on Picture Books Blogger today — she features so many of our very favorite books!

In her review of Me: A Compendium, she writes, "This is a beautifully produced, highly interactive journal that captures each child’s individuality to perfection!”

(The above image is her 8-year-old’s brilliant take on the cover.) Read the full review here. 

Wee You-Things App Free through Nov. 20

 

Teaching kids about appreciating differences has never felt more important. So we’re offering our Wee You-Things iOS app free through November 20.

As moms and dads, we’re trying to raise good little people — kids who are kind, creative, accepting and helpful. That’s why we created the Wee You-Things app. It sends the message that what makes you different is also what makes you awesome — because if kids feel good about themselves, they’re less likely to put others down. And hopefully that’s one small step toward a world with more kindness, and less bullying.

For kids ages 3-7, the app celebrates what we call “you-things” — those little and big things that, together, make you, you. Ruth has a purple tooth. Brad has two dads. Little Dot gets scared a lot. Niels has orange wheels. After meeting 22 quirky and colorful characters, kids are asked, “What’s your you-thing?,” and get to become part of the story.

We encourage you to check it out with your kids. Use it to spark conversations. Share a giggle. And a big hug.

Start Sticker-ing with Wee Society

 

Now Wee Society fans can send iMessages that are lots more colorful and way more fun than a simple text.

The new Wee Society iMessage app by Stickapax — including 24 animated and static stickers — is now available for $1.99 in the App Store.

Many of the stickers feature favorite characters from the Wee You-Things app. You can make someone’s day with Kyle (who has a ginormous smile), surprise them with Ruth (who has a purple tooth), and shoot them a “when it doubt hug it out” or “easy peasy lemon squeezy” at just the right moment.

Happy sticker-ing!

 

Three New Ways to Spark Imaginations

 

You guys. Big news! We’ve created three new Wee Society products with our friends at Clarkson Potter (a division of Penguin Random House), now available at your favorite booksellers. 

Me: A Compendium: A Fill-in Journal for Kids was designed to help kids capture nearly everything that’s uniquely rad about them. With design-savvy, yet completely kid-friendly illustrations, they’re asked to draw or write about a bunch of interesting things — like what their hair looks like, what their band name would be, what they’d bring to outer space, and how they feel about lightning, lizards and pickles. There may or may not be a place for super secret stuff inside the book jacket. Whether kids complete their entire compendium on a rainy day, or finish it over a year, it’ll become a treasure to look back on and smile.

Check out the trailer.

Order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Powell's.

 

 

 

An Incomplete Book of Awesome Things celebrates some of the world’s most universally awesome (but perhaps overlooked) things: masking tape, tunnels, lava, argyle, elbows, and more. The incomplete compilation -- featuring beautifully minimal, vibrant illustrations -- was designed to boost kids’ vocabulary, share giggles, and spark conversations. Kids decide what’s awesome and what’s not — mauve? kiwis? snakes? — and come up with their own additions to the never finished list.

Check out the trailer

Order from AmazonBarnes & Noble or Powell’s.

 

 

  

Based on the award-winning Wee Alphas kids’ app, Wee Alphas: 26 A to Z Postcards, from Angelfish to Zebra are created with hidden letters to find. The cards feature quirky illustrations of Biki the Buffalo, Ulysses the Unicorn, Yolanda the Yeti, and their furry, feathered, or finned friends. The cards are bound into a fold-out accordion format that can be displayed in its entirety, or detached to separately display or share. Writing prompts on the back of each card will inspire any kid (or grown-up) to pass along a super-special greeting.

Order from AmazonBarnes & Noble or Powell’s.

 

 

Say Hi to Lunch Lady

 

We’re super-excited to be featured in the second issue our new favorite magazine, Lunch Lady. Based in Australia, it’s a colorful, funny, beautiful quarterly publication about food and family — edited by the brilliant Kate Berry. In the U.S., you can pick up copies at Anthropologie, or order from Lunch Lady’s website. 

 

Reprinted with permission from Lunch Lady.

What Wee Read

Presto Change-o: A Book of Magical Animals by Edouardo Manceau

This is a book you need to play with to appreciate. It’s simple, but so clever and addictive. Readers move the shapes in each bold, graphic illustration to transform it into something else. A hot air balloon becomes a rabbit, a teapot becomes an elephant, a rocket becomes a penguin. Our kids love the magic of creating something new. (We just wish it was a bit sturdier to stand up to crazy little hands.) 

What Wee Read

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

This book honors 26 of America's well-known and lesser-known heroes — from Angela Davis “who never backs down from the fight for justice,” to Carol Burnett “who showed us that funny women can make it big,” to Virginia Apgar “whose invention saves lives every single day.” We’re all for getting our kids excited about feminists who made a positive impact on our country, and are an important part of our history. The book ends with a list of things that young readers can do to be rad, and make a difference in their own communities. Yes!

What Wee Read

At the Same Moment Around the World by Clotilde Perrin

Our preschoolers are fascinated with time zones, and no picture book better illustrates the concept. Gorgeous pictures depict scenarios occurring at the same moment. Benedict drinking his morning hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; Pablo having magical dreams in Mexico City. The stories are lovely and beautiful and warm. There’s a fold-out world map in the back that highlights the scenarios. And in case you’re asked, Why were time zones created? or How many time zones are there in the world?, there’s a page of facts that covers kids’ toughest questions.