Martin, Emily Winfield. The Littlest Family’s Big Day. Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016. $17.99. ISBN 9780375974311. UNP. Ages 2-5. P9Q8
A family of tiny bears go for a wander in the woods. After encountering many whimsical woodland characters, the little family gets lost…and found. The Littlest Family’s Big Day is another art-driven book for children by Portland artist Emily Winfield Martin. Each landscape and creature is painterly rendered in Martin’s recognizably old-fashioned style. The text is a loopy script with mostly familiar words. New readers may have difficulty with the font choice.
Verdict: Martin’s books are stylized and have a popular “vintage” quality. This one is best for reading aloud or for more advanced young readers.
March 2017 review by Lillian Curanzy.