Picture Books – Kiki’s Blankie

Kiki is a monkey who loooooves her blankie. She does everything with her blankie. Then, when she is using her blankie as a sail, the wind blows her blankie right next to a crocodile. Without her blankie Kiki doesn’t feel as brave or strong. Can she rescue her beloved item?

The story here is simple but sweet. The text is cute, but not outstanding. What really brings this book to the forefront of excellent picture books are the illustrations. Done in traditional watercolor, with some digital editing, the pictures jump right off the page. Kiki is adorable. There’s just something about the illustrations that makes me want to reach into the image and give her a hug. She is, somehow, irresistible. the ultimate cute toddler given form as a monkey.


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