Saturday, May 26, 2018
Mr. Puffball: Escape from Castaway Island is full of magic. It’s not just the slyly adorable artwork or the tongue in cheek narrative. The magic is in the details. Kids will read every word, not wanting to miss details like adding a bucket of butter for cake batter or the chattering of dolphins, written as “cute dolphin noises.” As a reformed cat-hater, (yes, Mr. Puffball brought me to the other side), I was sad to see the story end. Maybe cutie pie Pickles will carry on the adventure. I hope so!
For Upper Elementary and up!
Monday, April 2, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A Poem that Heals a Fish
by Jean-Pierre Simeon
Il. by Oliver Tallec
Arthur’s goldfish looks like he’s going to die of boredom (according to Arthur, that is).
“Give him a poem,” says Mom.
Arthur goes off in search of one. A baker says it’s hot like fresh bread, his canary says it’s when words beat their wings. It’s odd, a poem means something different to everyone.
My favorite comes from the goldfish. His poem is…silence.