I don’t have the time to write something about each and every book I read. I try to keep track in Goodreads, but I can never quite keep up. In any case, here are a few sentences for some books I’ve read recently.
- Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean Pendziwol – I will freely admit that I have a particular weakness for winter-related picture books. Like a good Minnesotan, I love to romanticize wintry weather for all the magic it offers. This picture book turns the idea of winter into a lullaby. The illustrations are striking and beautiful. Well worth checking out. Find it at your library or buy it at an independent bookstore.
- Emmaline and the Bunny by Katherine Hannigan – Technically, I suppose I still have a chapter left to read on this book. I’m reading it aloud to my daughter, and we are quite enjoying it. There are lots of fun words to say (dinglederrydoo and hoopalala) and plenty of alliteration, wordplay, and general silliness to make a good read-aloud. Check out the author’s web site for instructions on drawing a bunny. Find it at your library or buy it at an independent bookstore.
- A Matter of Life by Jeffrey Brown – This graphic novel memoir of faith and fatherhood is a quick read full of real moments of life with a preschooler along with memories from Brown’s childhood. He was raised in a religious family, but he has since moved away from his childhood faith, which makes for some awkwardness with various family members. Brown won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication for his previous book Darth Vader and Son. Find it at your library or buy it at an independent bookstore.
You can like this blog on Facebook for regular #Fridayreads posts. As usual, it’s all over the map. Some Fridays, it’s a picture book. Other Fridays, it’s a teen novel. Occasionally I even read books for adults. :)