KELLY, Deborah (text) Lisa Stewart (illus.) Jam for Nana Random House, 2014 unpaged $19.99 ISBN 9780857980014 SCIS 1651157
This is a beautifully produced picture book with a simple story about love and imagination in which a young girl wants to make her grandmother taste the sunny apricots of her youth. From the horizontal format to the quality paper used for contents and jacket, the effective endpapers and practical type size, there has been much care invested in the production. This is the illustrator’s fifth book but some of the drawings, particularly those of the somewhat wooden grandmother, are disappointing. Ages 3-6.
reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas