Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lost & Found

sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to  “The Red Tree”, the first of three stories in Shaun Tan’s philosophical picture book, Lost & Found, begins with a fitting quote for a Monday morning.  The agony of waiting and … Continue reading

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Owl Moon

In honour of the light dusting of snow on my front lawn, I’m inviting you to read the classic Owl Moon.  Winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal, John Schoenherr painted the beauty of moonlight on snow in the woods.  Jane Yolen’s … Continue reading

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Toys Come Home

The full title is Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic, and the book is most worthy of such a lengthy subtitle.  The third in Emily Jenkins’ … Continue reading

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