We usually do it late afternoon/early evening which frees up daughter and husband for dinner prep. I've scoured my bookshelves for books that are age appropriate. Never have I been so grateful for my extensive collection of picture books! But an added benefit has been discovering wisdom that seems particularly apt for this time of sheltering in place. Join me for a peek at some pages together:
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and illustrated by Chris Raschka
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse written and illustrated by Charlie Mackesy
- I was on the wait list for this book for a loooong time! And now I simply must have my own copy. If I could afford to give a book to every person I know, this would be the book.
- I wasn't sure that grandson Jack would sit still for this one, but he loved it! I read it to him and his mother at the same time.
- This endorsement from Miranda Hart on the back cover seems especially prescient: "Simply, the world needs Charlie's work right now."
If those three pages made you yearn for the whole story, run to your local, independent bookstore's web page and order this book. (If you don't have a local indie to love and support, feel free to use mine, Island Books. They ship free, anywhere in the US.)
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