Jenny Dale Designs

Hi everyone, I’m excited to be a part of the Glimpse team!
Do you ever come across something or someone and the timing just seems perfect? That’s how I feel about these books from Jenny Dale Designs. I was just browsing Instagram and came across her page and thought “Hey it would be cool to review her books”. Then when her books arrived, I looked forward to bedtime, because….well sometimes days are just like that, but mostly because of bedtime stories. One of our bedtime rituals is me reading a couple books to my two girls while they snuggle together in our oldest girl, Della’s, bed.
Jenny’s books reminded me of my grandma Della, she is on my mind a lot this time of year, we were very close and she was a big influence in my life.  She used to read to us almost every day and she taught me to crochet among many other things. Interestingly enough, Jenny was influenced by her grandmother too, who used to write a poem in Jenny’s journal every time she would visit!
The first of Jenny’s books we read was Milton’s Scarf, a Christmas story about a little mouse who wants a new baseball glove, but instead his grandma gives him a scarf. Milton is sad because a scarf isn’t fun but he soon grows to love it because “there is love in every stitch” (my favourite line in the whole book).  I personally prefer hand made gifts, the time and effort that goes into them is what makes them precious.
To the Moon and Back was special too, it’s a sweet, compact book that tells of the boundless love of a parent for their child. I loved the artwork in it too because it included hot air balloons and owls, two of my favourite things! Jenny also included a collection of poems titled Robots, Rubber Boots and Red Balloons, we had fun flipping through and going on little imaginary adventures as we read them. She took some of her favourite pieces and wrote these stories to go with the, the results are beautiful. These will be a treasured addition to our book collection.

Jenny is both a talented artist and writer, aside from books, she also creates whimsical art for nurserys, portraits and scenic landscapes. I love the Canada art series, its a must for every patriotic child’s room! Jenny lives in Okotoks, Alberta with her husband and their two sons.   Check out these great books and more of Jenny’s art on her website and on Instagram.

Comments

  1. I love the illustrations on these books.

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Gorgeous books any child would love I’m sure.

  3. Such beautiful books! Perfect bedtime reading material.

  4. Looks like some cute bedtime reads for the kids 🙂

  5. Love her artwork!

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the graphics in these books, beautiful. 🙂

  7. Unique & beautiful illustrations, the artist is very talented and creative!

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I especially like the cover of ‘Milton’s Scarf’, very nicely done.

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Those stars hanging from the antlers, what an adorable idea. 🙂

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