Tuesday, January 26, 2016


I fell in love with this adorable bear.  What a great example of letting our imaginations go!  The above picture alone can strike up quite a conversation.  Luckily I found this book at my favorite used book store.  Drawn to the book because of the heartwarming bear on the cover.  I took a chance and was right, 
the story is as good as the cover.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Grandpa Green

A very unique story about a boy and the life and history of his great-grandpa.  A few of the illustrations seemed a little strange.    
I wasn't sure what to expect in this story.  I liked the ending.  It's a short read.  Perfect for a quick read or go slow and guess the shapes of each topiary.  
One of those books that can be used for multi-purposes.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


I was really surprised with this story.  It took me to a way different place than I thought it was going.  Picture books don't usually surprise me like that!  I don't want to give away what happens.  However, A Visit to Oma is not the typical visit your grandma book.  Well written.  Colorful illustrations.  Easy to understand.  Except, I think based on the story line's twist, above eight years old would be appropriate.  Truly worth reading and sharing.