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Category Archives: Small Things
Haiku Moment: blow for wishes
bumper crop awaits
choose, imagine, inhale, wish
pucker up and blow
blow for wishes by Angie Quantrell
Haiku Moment: barefoot
toes and roots dig deep
garden girl searches, enjoys;
dines on spring color
barefoot, bare-root seek
connect with God’s fertile earth
nourishment for girl and plant
barefoot by Angie Quantrell
photo by Angie Quantrell
Photo by Angie Quantrell
Happy 7th Birthday, Autumn!
Seven years ago today, a mom and a dad, two grandmas, and various medical helpers watched baby Autumn make her appearance. Babies are special and sweet, and oh what a delight to watch them grow and develop their own personalities!
Happy 7th birthday, Autumn!
Personality, fashion style, dreams, hopes, and plans. It’s a good day to be 7.
What a joy! Spring tulips. Clapping my hands . . .
Book Review: This Is Not A Unicorn! By Barry Timms and Ged Adamson
This Is Not A Unicorn!
Written by Barry Timms
Illustrated by Ged Adamson
Nosy Crow, 2023
Let me say, what a creative, imaginative picture book! Florescent colors, fun characters, delightful word play, and general amazing-ness. Thank you, Nosy Crow, for sending me a copy of This Is Not A Unicorn! (along with the super red tote)!
This Is Not A Unicorn! was the perfect gift for my 7-year-old granddaughter. She loves books and unicorns. In fact, after I gave her the book, we sat outside and read it together. And then we utilized the featured QR code (see below) and listened to the read aloud! So much fun! Books make perfect gifts.
I love the brilliant colors used in This Is Not A Unicorn!. At first, I was a bit shocked at how vibrant and glow-in-the-dark the illustrations and cover looked to be, but after reading, the colors fit perfectly with the story and the characters.
Word play is something I truly enjoy, and this is spot on for readers of this age. There is plenty of wonderful word play in this picture book.
Imagination! This ranks right up there with word play, characters, and colorful illustrations. Two thumbs up for This Is Not A Unicorn!.
I enjoyed reading This Is Not A Unicorn!. Perfect for readers who love unicorns with creative skills.
Book Review: The Planet We Call Home, written by Aimee Isaac, illustrated by Jaime Kim
The Planet We Call Home
Written by Aimee Isaac
Illustrated by Jaime Kim
Wow! Thanks to Aimee Isaac and Susanna Hill, I was gifted a copy of The Planet We Call Home. Just in time for the birthday of my youngest grand who will turn 7 very soon. She will love opening her very own autographed copy! Thank you, Aimee and Susanna!
The Planet We Call Home is beautiful! Written in a cumulative style, each phrase is added to the next, so by the end of the story, lines have been repeated and the story internalized. I love this format! The lyrical text is hope-filled and based on nature and conversation of our precious planet Earth. Lovely illustrations complement and extend the story. Back matter provides resources for further reading and ways to help our planet. Well done, Aimee and Jaime!
With Earth Day coming up soon, The Planet We Call Home is just right! It’s also the birthday party day, so I know one 7-year-old who will be reading it on Earth Day.
Photo by Angie Quantrell