Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Naturally I love rhyming picture books.  That's because writing rhyming picture books comes naturally to me.  I've  had this book for a long time.  Originally published in 1960, I find it makes a great early reader.  Growing up in the sixties, I read a lot of books like this one.  The illustrations, simple story, and rhyme keep it relevant for small children. 
 Especially today, when getting back to the basics is needed.

Monday, May 9, 2016


I picked up this colorful oceanic book at Cannery Row on my last trip to the seashore.  Always on the lookout for picture books, the bright and well done illustrations caught my eye. It's a thoughtful book about the ocean's environment.  Yet done without being preachy or boring.  Skippy Scallop is just one of Suzanne Tate's Nature Series. I'm looking forward to exploring the rest.