Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I hope you'll go and find a Peter Spier book at the library or bookstore after you see this blog post! Perfect for relaxing summer days, Peter Spier's (often wordless or nearly wordless) stories are beautifully illustrated with delicate black line drawings and watercolor wash. The pictures are so filled with detail, you can get lost in them!

Our family's top 4 favorites:
PETER SPIER'S CIRCUS - watch as an empty field gets transformed into a Big Top village, as the circus rolls into town!
BORED NOTHING TO DO! - find out what happens when two very bored brothers decide to build an airplane. (This was one of my husband's favorite books to read with our kids.)
NOAH'S ARK (Caldecott Medal Winner) - in this almost wordless book, the illustrations provide us with a nonverbal story of Noah and give great perspective to the enormous task ahead of him.
PETER SPIER'S CHRISTMAS! - somehow all the sights, sounds, joys, and gentle chaos of a family Christmas are portrayed in this book. Without words. Love it!

Other books by Peter Spier, not to be missed:

1 comment:

  1. I kept thinking it was our dear nephew's book! and that you were spelling his last name wrong. LOL. I bet MY Peter and Victoria would like these because of the detailed drawings, they love I Spy and similar books. Now I just thought of another book recommendation.. now to see if you have already featured it.

    with love from your Alaska sister in law.. Jen