Happy Book Release Day to Something for You by Charlie Mylie.
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Something for You
by Charlie Mylie
32 pages; Ages 3-6
Something for You is a touching picture book about lending a hand and the gift of friendship, from debut author-illustrator Charlie Mylie, whom Brian Selznick has heralded as “a major new talent in children’s books.”
A mouse’s friend is sick. What can he do to help her? He’ll go get her something! But what? Something little? Something to share? Or something just for her? When his search doesn’t go as planned, our mouse realizes that the best gift to give is something he’s had all along.
With expressive characters, sweeping landscapes, and spare text, Charlie Mylie’s debut is a charming story of the comforts that friendship can bring.
Praise for the book
“Sophisticated layouts and clever use of panels create a visual narrative that takes readers on a journey with the character. A comforting reminder of friendship’s restorative properties.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Mylie’s creative watercolor illustrations awaken this friendship story. . .A timeless story about the beauty and value of friendship that young readers will want to revisit time and time again.” —School Library Journal
My review of Something for You
Something for You is an adorable children’s book about friendship and wanting the best for our friends. Do you ever feel that when your friend is hurting, you need to give them something tangible? When mouse arrives at his friends house and sees that she is sick, he immediately begins to care for her. He makes her tea and puts on calming music. But he doesn’t stay. He heads out to find “something” for her thinking it will make her feel better.
What he finds out is that he’s had the best gift for her all along. I think that we adults can learn from this sweet picture book too. We don’t need more stuff and our friends probably don’t either. What we need is each other! Sharing this book with your children is a great way to show them that life isn’t about things, it is about being with the people you love.
About the author
Charlie Mylie is a Kansas City-based illustrator who spent years performing as “Pop Up Charlie,” drawing on-the-spot watercolors by request across the country. He also works with the founders of the Rabbit Hole, the World’s First Explorastorium. Something For You is his debut picture book.