Thursday’s Tale: Magic Words

I love books that expose kids to other cultures, to other ways of looking at this world. Magic Words is a good introduction to the Inuit people. It’s a gorgeous book. I read the eBook, but wish I had the paperback. The illustrations are richly colored and imaginative and invoke …

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers

My mom and I were at the bookstore the other day looking for Christmas gifts and ran across this lovely little book. Happily, she bought it. I’m not sure if she’s keeping it or giving it to my niece, but either is a good choice. I love introducing kids to …

Rungle in the Jungle by Robert Logan Rogers

It sounded like a cute book. The animals get together for a race, the snake tries to intimidate them, but positive thinking and creativity win the day – should be fun. Instead, it just wasn’t very good, in my opinion. First, there is no punctuation, which always bothers me- yes, …

Thursday’s Tale: Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett

I know it’s only Wednesday, but this tale is just perfect for today, and with tomorrow being Christmas, I doubt many people will be online, including me. I’ve mentioned before that when I was kid we had a wonderful book of troll stories, Favorite Tales of Monsters and Trolls written by …