Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball
It’s one of those weeks where I feel like curling into a ball and hiding from the reality of situations. Gosh, it would be great to little again, carefree and stress-free, to spend your day goofing off with your friends and only be worried about eating your brussel sprouts. Keep reading…
A perfect book to cuddle up with, Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball is written by Vicki Churchill and illustrated by Charles Fuge. The illustrations and lyrical rhyming text will charm any reader, big or small. Join wombat and his pals (which include a koala, a mole and a frog) in a full day of play. The story is filled with animation and excitement.
Fuge’s characterizations of the animals are adorable. I love the facial expressions of the animals as they are goofing off. There are lots of hidden details within the illustrations, so little readers (and big readers) will always discover something new. They are vibrant watercolors, yet there is softness to the illustrations. The board book format is built to withstand rambunctious readers – well, unless your little one happens to be a beaver or a teething tot.
Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball, a children’s book reviewed by Thao Lam
Author Vicki Churchill
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Illustrator Charles Fuge
Charles Fuge published his first children’s book, Bush Vark’s First Day Out, while in his second year at Camberwell School of Art. Fuge is an advocate for the preservation and protection of wildlife. His illustrations are filled with animals and nature. When he is not illustrating or writing, he plays bass in an alternative pop band.
Publisher Sterling (August 28, 2003)