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Get Short Pirate Save; Memory Bear Hiccups; Summer Boars

Princeless, vol. 1: Save Yourself, vol. 2: Get Over Yourself, The Pirate Princess, and Short Stories, vol. 1, by Jeremy Whitley et al
I am totally in love with this kids' comic book series! I love it almost as much as Rat Queens (though for only partially overlapping reasons) - it is funny, the characters are endearing, believable, and their stereotypical aspects are nicely complicated. Also the plot hums along.
(142; 151; 155, O42; 160)

The Memory of an Elephant, by Sophie Strady
A beautiful, thoughtful picture book of the sort that rewards close scrutiny. Not all that deep, but what is there, is lovely.

Bear Has a Story to Tell, by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
This was absolutely splendid and I don't remember anything about it except that I swooned over how great it was. Guess I can reread it soonish! :D

Skeleton Hiccups, by Margery Cuyler
This had fun illustrations but the story was so simple as to be almost non-existent.

Meet Wild Boars, by Meg Rosoff, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
A hoot! Wild boars are splendid exemplars of the wish-to-destroy that animates many of my favorite children's books, and Rosoff and Blackall manage to make them winsome as well as terrible.

Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan
A surreal, moving, warm picture story that has a compelling plot. Might be my favorite of Tan's books that I've read - though I have plenty more of his books to read, still.

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