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Galia Bernstein



Children's & Educational;
General fiction (Children's&YA)


32 pages

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Leyla is sick of her big, loud, overbearing family. They are always chatting, snuggling, and grooming each other (ew!), and-for Leyla-there's no escape from their attention. So, she decides to run away until she can't hear (or smell) her baboon troop anymore. In the middle of her desert habitat, she finds a lizard sunning himself. Unlike her family, the lizard loves to sit alone, be quiet, and do absolutely nothing at all. Leyla joins the lizard, and after soaking up some quiet time, she feels recharged and ready to return home to her large, ever-doting family. Now that she knows where she can always find a little peace, Leyla can embrace the chaos and the kisses with open arms. From the celebrated author-illustrator of I Am a Cat, Leyla shows kids how to appreciate both the wild and the mild.

By:   Galia Bernstein
Imprint:   Abrams
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 273mm,  Width: 225mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   430g
ISBN:   9781419735431
ISBN 10:   1419735438
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   May 2019
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and illustrator for the Israeli Army's magazine. She later studied illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator. She lives in Brooklyn.

For many of us, including children, life is so busy that we often need respite. Galia Bernstein's Leyla is a picture book about finding that: a young baboon in a big family is overwhelmed by fuss and noise until she meets a lizard who tells her how to feel the sun and the breeze and to listen to insects. Then she enjoys the boisterousness of her family, but knows she can find space. Lively, humorous drawings make this idea unpreachy. -- The Sunday Times - Culture

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