~Written & Illustrated by Chris Roberston
To begin with, her coloring is a little on the green side. Not to mention that she grows a few inches every day. Smart, independent, and a friend to all, when Little Miss Liberty outgrows her classmates, her clothes, her house even her city, she sets out to travel the world. And in the end she finds just the right spot to call her own. Author-artist Chris Robertson has created a humorous yet uplifting story about one of the world's most symbolic monuments. An enjoyable romp and a perfect read-aloud it will entertain even the squirmiest listener and yet in its own way remind us why Lady Liberty is both unique and important. (Amazon)
Little Miss Liberty tells the tale of how Lady Liberty came to live in New York Harbor. Now, the operative word here is tale and this is truly a magical one filled with excitement and wonder.
From the moment Little Miss Liberty comes into the world, it's apparent that she is special. As a young girl in Paris, she realizes she is different from her classmates. For one thing she's green and she grows in leaps and bounds towering over her friends. She is also kindhearted to all those she meets. Eventually, she outgrows pretty much everything and sets out on an adventure to find the place she has always known she was meant to be.
Even though this is obviously a story of fiction, it is a wonderful and creative way to introduce little ones to The Statue of Liberty and all that she symbolizes. As with his other stories, Chris Robertson's talent as an illustrated shines through. His choice of simple drawings and cool colors are the perfect mix for this charming story.
I highly recommend picking up Little Miss Liberty. Available on Amazon from KiteReaders.
Chris Robertson is just a big kid at heart who happens to write and draw Children's Picture Books. His most recent book is "My Yellow Umbrella". Although Chris didn't own a yellow umbrella at the time this book was released, he felt it was important enough for him to go get one to see what all the fuss is about.
Chris's other books include the Amazon's Best Seller, "I'll Trade My Peanut-Butter Sandwich", "Little Miss Liberty", "Kit and Kaboodle", "The Tooth That's on the Loose!" and "Pandora's Box" with Julia Dweck. Chris's whimsical cartoon style feels light-hearted and carefree which seems to perfectly match his humorous writing style.
Chris lives in Pasadena with his wife and three boys, now of whom all own a yellow umbrella. (Amazon)
You can find out more about Christ Robertson and his work by visiting www.chrisrobertsonbooks.com.