Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Book 102: That Book Woman by Heather Henson (Pics by David Small)

As you well know, this is not a blog for children's books. However, once in a while one will touch my heart and I have to write about it.

This is a beautiful book about a child who never understood the power of reading until he watched a "book woman" travel in rain, sleet, and snow to deliver library books to his younger sister. He snubs reading and sees it as a luxury.

One day, he asks his sister to read with him. Although he's hesitant at first, he eventually comes around. The story is simple, beautiful, and made me smile.

Pick up this book if you love a reluctant, hard-headed little boy, like I do.

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