There is something so comforting in the fact that Lois Ehlert still gathers found objects and transforms them into beautiful artwork. It is a concept that children relate so well to because they can go and do the very same thing! Not leaving out adults who can do the very same thing!
Sitting on the porch, enjoying watermelon together, the family in this book talk about what watermelons have meant to them in their family history and even how love bloomed over watermelons. Very beautiful!
(the pig) offers Effie (the cow) pointers on how to gussy herself up
for the fair and win a blue ribbon. Effie realizes that it is not about
the "trappings" but what you have to offer that makes you a winner. Fun!
Summer is especially fun in Wisconsin because we have so many fairs! In this book, you
will fall in love with Billy and his adventurous goat! This book exudes
the excitement and enticements of the fair. It also ends in an
unexpected way that teaches a valuable lesson.
Hi, everyone! Welcome to my blog! I am a children's librarian & library director with a passion for picture books. I live my life in an upbeat manner. Today I read a book that tickled my funny bone and warmed my heart. I posted it on Goodreads and my personal Facebook page. I asked myself, "Why does this strike such a chord with me?" Answer: Because news and media are so overwhelmingly negative, I feel reassured and encouraged when I can go back to a "childhood state of mind" and read a charming picture book. It dawned on me that it might be fun for me, creatively, to keep a running blog of these books! I hope you enjoy and are uplifted. Thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sincerely, Elizabeth M. Timmins Friday, July 14, 2017 The book that started it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME! I can't eat a lamb who needs me! I might get heartburn! (Such a charming book.)