My lucky streak began Monday evening at the mailbox. No, I hadn't won the lottery. But as my husband flipped through the mail, he mentioned that one package felt like a book. I knew I hadn't ordered any books recently, but this package was addressed to me.
And that's when I remembered the email I received from Jan Godown Annino on March 1. The comment I had left on Bookseedstudio's February 21st blog post resulted in my winning a copy of the book What If...? Then We... by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Fred Koehler.
I knew this was a book I would love when I read the words on the first page: "For every WHAT IF, the imagination creates a possibility, and in that possibility lives a story."
I tucked the book into my book bag to share with grandson Jack. I think Jack's favorite page was "WHAT IF . . . something really big and really scary happened?" He loved pointing to the BIG waves on the page, and I loved the reassuring words that followed on the next two pages: "THEN WE would whistle and hold hands until . . . it wasn't as big or as scary." There's nothing luckier than having a grandson in your lap as you read a book that is filled with imagination, adventure and possibility. (For the middle part of my lucky streak, stop by and read tomorrow's post.)