Sunday Shopping is finally out in the world! So far the reviews have been wonderfully positive. Here’s what folks are saying:
“A splendid choice for collections in need of picture books that feature African American characters, but, more significantly, a lovely title that celebrates imagination and the importance of family.” – SLJ
“Strickland’s bright, breezy acrylic, watercolor, wax pencil, and digital collage-style illustrations blend realistic portraiture with creative flights of fancy to evoke this weekly ritual, making manifest Evie and Grandma’s vivid storytelling in ways that will speak to young readers’ imaginations . . .” –The Horn Book
“Strickland’s playful mix of watercolor, paper cutouts, and collage both engages on its own and supports the story’s theme. Both old-fashioned and fresh-feeling, this book is thoroughly worthy of a shopping trip.” – Kirkus Reviews
To help connect readers with the book even more, I designed a fun activity sheet that will encourage kids to shop along with Evie and grandma! I had some printed up on my own to share with kids during school and library visits, but to make it printer friendly for classroom use, I have broken the sheet into two parts. You will need 8.5 x 11″ and 8.5 x 14″ paper. To download the entire sheet, visit Lee & Low’s site! Happy Shopping!!