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It’s been real fun working at a bookstore these days with lots of people buying piles of books as gifts! But, to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season, I wrote a post giving thanks to all the readers of this blog and shared how doing something free and simple like reading a book online can be a great gift to yourself and others.
Also, on Thanksgiving, I started working on the holiday cards I plan on sending to family and friends. I was partly inspired by Berta and Elmer Hader who made cards that incorporated what they were working on.
Books Read This Week
-Lies, Knives, and Girls with Red Dresses by Ron Koertge, Illustrated by Andrea Dezso [X]- These are fairy tale retellings told in verse. It tried too hard to be edgy. The cut paper illustrations were the only saving grace.
Children’s Books Read
-Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories Retold by Liana Romulo, Illustrated by Joanna de Leon [*]- This was interesting in the sense that I’ve wanted to read more about folk tales from the Philippines. The stories weren’t particularly enjoyable, though.
-Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner [*/+]
-Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones by Judy Schachner [*/+]
My Rating Scale
X= Skip it!
*= Liked it
+= Read through We Give Books
One of the things I got from my Caldecott Reading Challenge was to take the time to acknowledge the illustrators. In my previous posts, I had forgotten to include them. The Herman Parrish Amelia Bedelia books were illustrated by Lynn Avril. And Russell Hoban’s Frances series was illustrated by his wife, Lillian.
As for the books I’m reading, not only have I not finished any of the books I’ve started but I’ve actually began reading new ones! Hopefully, by year’s end, I would have finished all of them!
Happy Reading everyone!