This is a sweet slice of life story. Every Friday a father and son spend the morning together. They slowly walk down the street taking in everything around them until they reach the local diner. They eat pancakes, talk about anything and watch people walk by. Such a simple tradition can lead to a life rich with memories and a special bond between parent and child. This book makes you want to give the gift of time and ritual to the ones you love.
Category Archives: Children’s
17 Things I’m Not Allowed To Do Anymore by Jenny Offill & Nancy Carpenter
“I had an idea to staple my brother’s hair to his pillow. I am not allowed to use the stapler anymore.”
“I had an idea to walk backwards all the way to school. I am not allowed to walk backwards to school anymore.”
“I had an idea to do my George Washington report on beavers instead. I am not allowed to do reports on beavers anymore.”
This is a fabulous story of a curious child whose constant experimentation gets her in trouble. She is obsessed with beavers and taunting her little brother. Her imagination is both naughty and brilliant. The adult expressions of frustration are priceless and the simple text is hilarious. Recommended for ages 7 – 90 yrs, because adults will enjoy this picture book as much as children.
Old Mother West Wind by Thornton W. Burgess
“Old Mother West Wind came down from the Purple Hills in the golden light of the early morning. Over her shoulders was slung a bag – a great big bag – and in the bag were all of Old Mother West Wind’s children, the Merry Little Breezes.”……” When she reached the Green Meadows, Old Mother West Wind opened her bag, turned it upside down and shook it. Out tumbled all the Merry Little Breezes and began to spin round and round….” The Merry Little Breezes explore the forest one story at a time. Mr. Burgess collected 16 tales in this volume, the first of over seventy books.Through nature we learn how to behave and why rules are important. Qualities of loyalty, friendship, trust, hard work and the consequences of misbehavior are all lessons we hope to instill in our children, as well as hold in our subconscious forever.
My favorite story is “The Tale of Tommy Trout, who Didn’t Mind”. Tommy Trout is warned not to venture out of the Laughing Brook, but his curiosity leads him beyond safety and into the mouth of a great big, big fish. “Ah-ha”…”I like little trouts.”……”And nothing more was ever heard of Tommy Trout, who didn’t mind.” The End. Although grim, it is powerful in its blunt simplicity.
I recommend this be Read To Children ages 3-7 years by an adult, in order to able to discuss the stories meanings.
HARD BOUND AND GAGGED…..