I wanted to finish either one of the novels I’ve almost done with, but I was up from 1-3 this morning and I was incredibly sleepy today. I did, however, read a bunch of picture books ‘one last time’ with my kiddos before putting them in the library bag to go back, and these two are standouts for me.
BookSpeak!: Poems About Books is a must for every book lover. The poems are told from the book’s/part of the book’s point of view, and the index’s poem cracked me up; the Middle’s Lament (a poem for three voices) was fabulous, and the End poem was simply perfect. If you love books, you absolutely CANNOT miss this one.
Normal Norman, on the other hand, will appeal to just about anyone. The junior scientist/narrator is using Norman (presumably a gorilla) to illustrate what “normal” is; unfortunately for her, Norman keeps exhibiting behaviors that are anything but. He will crack you up even as he quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) turns the (useless) idea of “normal” on its head.
It doesn’t matter if you have kids, folks. These two are worth reading either way. Enjoy!