Today is International Children's Book Day which is celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday. In honor of this day, we're recommending this lovely version of The Ugly Duckling retold and illustrated by Rachel Isadora. As you can see from the front cover below, the "Ugly Duckling" in this book is a black swan. We love that Isadora decided to include diversity, even in a book about animals. The illustrations for this book are as lovely as what we've come to expect from Isadora, and if you're at all familiar with her work, you will appreciate her ability to create beautiful art in a variety of styles and mediums.
Today is also World Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Awareness Month, so we will try to have some recommendations on books that feature autistic characters for you soon.