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)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


PETER SPIER'S CHRISTMAS!  In his wordless book, Peter Speir takes us through all the sights and happenings of the season and gives us glimpses of the happy chaos of being part of a big family.  Each of us has our own unique version of this celebration with our loved ones, but the peek into this family's is like a walk down memory lane for me!  

Some details have changed over the years, but the traditions are timeless: decorations going up in the town and at the mall, looking in toy store windows, addressing Christmas cards (I remember helping my mom by licking the stamps, before self-adhesive options were available), picking out and bringing home a Christmas tree, listening to holiday music (vinyl records are now cd's), wrapping gifts, the wonder and peace as we set up our our Nativity scene, baking, going to Church, waking up Christmas morning, a turkey dinner with Grandpa and Grandma, a messy kitchen, wrapping paper everywhere, then the clean up - all with a cat and dog underfoot!

1 comment:

  1. That is a sweet book...I enjoy all of his books, the illustrations tell so much, even without words...especially "People"!