Sharing picture books that have put smiles on our faces!
Because....who doesn't love picture books??!
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice Harrington and illustrated by Shelley Jackson, had me at "Hello". A grandmother's farm and chickens! Those mixed media illustrations.....oh, my! Fabric, graph paper, paint, and is that a doily I see?!
"I always do three things, eat breakfast, tell stories to Big Mama, and--when Big Mama isn't looking--chase chickens!"
"The chickens watch me, and I watch them. I think all kinds of chicken thoughts so they will not know I am up to something... Worms, slurms, swishy-mishy, ickly-tickly worms!"
And another book that tickled our fancy was this one, Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson and Nancy Carpenter. The crazy long subtitle sums it up nicely, "Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains".
My quick visit to the library today had me limping out to the car, my bagful of books bruising my leg. I've said it before but I must say again, I'm SO very thankful for the library! Have you read anything smart and sassy and colorful lately?