Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelschlager, illustrated by Kristin Blackwood

Ah, I understand how Ivy Van Allsberg feels. Winter wears long for me, too. I look forward to spring, “when the world is mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful.” And March, especially, with it’s glimpses of better weather, followed by snow, can get long. Ivy in Bloom is really cute. The author takes …

Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen

Pop Sonnets is a cute, quirky little book.¬†Didriksen takes popular songs from over the years, oldies through today’s hits, and Shakepereanizes them, with the appropriate vocabulary and meter. There are few books I read parts of out loud to my husband, but this was one of them. It’s fun to …