Saturday, September 3, 2011
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My favorite book when I was a kid was Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. We had to memorize in when I was in 2nd grade and since then I've loved it. I have a few other faves, but by far, I think this was it.
A giant black cloud covers the plain, the grass is dry, the animals are thirsty, but Kipat uses an arrow and shoots down rain from the cloud. The repetition made it very easy to memorize as a child, and I loved the little Kipat at the end.
Now that I have two boys and get to pick lots of fun books to read to them, my new favorite is this fabulous, creepy, rendition of an old poem, The Spider and the Fly. The illustrations are fabulous. And my 4 year old is in to creepy things like skeletons and spiders, and it's one of his favorites too.
I'm on a roll, I keep thinking of books we love! Here's two more pics and then I'm done! This one is adorable. The skeleton gets the hiccups and he tries to figure out how to get rid of them.
And this is my 18 month old's fave:
Gah! I'd better stop because I keep thinking of other ones I love! Too many good books!
I'm a mother, a Mormon and a musician, and I squee over all things pink and sparkly. I write books about doors that shouldn't be opened and enchanted tears that shouldn't be shed. I'm the proud wife of a farmer, and we live in a dinky Idaho farm town where the chances of getting stuck in tractor-induced traffic jams are highly likely. I believe anything can be made better with a good attitude and maybe a book packed away for those just-in-case times.