"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel

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Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

Every Wednesday is Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young!

Every Thursday is Literacy Tip Day, where I offer literacy suggestions for your children based upon my teaching and parenting experience.



Keep cozy this fall with a good book!

28 June 2010

Boys' Book Pack Giveaway Winner :: AND Meet Lois Ehlert .: Last Week's Mystery Friend :.


Congrats to M.A. Noeth for winning the Boys' Book Pack in honor of Father's Day! Please be sure to visit her darling children's literature blog, Small Books 4 Big World!!!

** I wanted to give everyone an update on why I went MIA last Friday.  I know that was a terrible time to not post here with a giveaway ending and Mystery Friend Friday at hand, but my husband's dear grandmother is very, very ill with cancer.  Our family is extremely close to her; in fact, we named our dear little baby girl, Naomi, born this past January, after this lovely woman.  We are not sure how much longer she has to live, so we had to make a trip to see her this past weekend to say our goodbyes.  Thank you for your support ... I absolutely love all of my blogging friends and appreciate your thoughts and prayers! **



And now ... meet Lois Ehlert, one of the most creative and innovative children's illustrators of our time!!! Ms. Ehlert is most well-known for her distinctive nature and collage artwork. 

Here are a few of my personal favorites by Ms. Ehlert:

SnowballsLeaf Man (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))Feathers for LunchNuts to You!Red Leaf, Yellow LeafBoo to You!



In 1989, Ms. Ehlert received the remarkable Caldecott Honor Award for her book, Color Zoo.


Color Zoo


You can learn more about Ms. Ehlert's artwork and life here


** Clue #1 for this week's Mystery Friend :: A.K.R. :: ** 


Psssst ... be sure to check out my other blog, Ten Thousand Hugs, tomorrow for a giveaway! Just click on the button below to get there!!


 

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