Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
There are changes afoot for Paj Ntaub. As she is making sense of all of them, she realizes that her neighbor might be hurting...his wife has died. So she takes her artistic talent to make a map into the world, on his driveway, "Just in case you need it." There are so many beautiful things in this book but, primarily, for me, I LOVE how this story shares the sensitivity and big hearts of children. *This book deserves all of the attention it has been getting!
Monday, May 30, 2022
This picture book is simply charming. The MacDonalds have a farm adjacent to a body of water. They decide to buy an old boat and fix it up for recreation on the water. They end up calling the boat, "Finntastic." This is great read aloud because the sounds are unexpected. The sounds accompany all the steps it takes to refurbish a boat. The pictures are larger than life and very entertaining. From an adult viewpoint, I like that the farmers sit on their front porch with their coffee. I think this is when they are discussing the purchase of an old boat and they are talking over their dreams with each other. At the end of the book, they are seated by each other again having a soft drink. They have been playing on the water all day! In this scene, I imagine they are congratulating each other on their investment and how their TLC for the boat paid off!
Monday, April 25, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
This is a beautiful book that celebrates the excitement of spring, especially that the days are getting longer! It highlights the ways that humans celebrate spring as well as the ways in which nature itself is changing and happy, e.g. the birds chirping. The pictures are gorgeous and the enthusiasm that is conveyed in contagious!
Sunday, March 20, 2022