Today's featured reviewer, Julie Jurgens, is a former early childhood teacher, current children's librarian, and no stranger to the Cybils. This year she's a Round 1 judge for Fiction Picture Books, but when she's not Cybil-ing, she's blogging about library services and materials for children and teens over at Hi Miss Julie! Fun Fact: She also plays music for kids at libraries, schools, and other places.
Earlier this year, Julie reviewed It's a Tiger!, an FPB nominee written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard. This dynamic read-aloud picture book got a starred review from School Library Journal; in her review, Julie said:
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The bold illustrations and clear, dynamic text make this book perfect for storytime. Toddlers and preschoolers alike can RUN from the tiger, climb the ladder to make an escape, tip-toe past snakes, and jump into a flower bed (that is hiding a tiger that they must run from).