Home at Last

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The other night we were sitting together in our daughters bedroom with them just before bedtime. We read an old familiar classic, Home for A Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Garth Williams. It’s as kindhearted a book in both words and illustrations as I have ever read to the kids and it gives me a great opportunity to try out my animal voices – from singing baby birds to a grumpy old frog – in the narration.

It is an easy read, lasts only a few minutes, and it’s large in size for my end-of-the-day-40-something year old tired eyes.

As a matter of fact we were all tired that night. Little stresses had hounded each one of us throughout that particular day and so the atmosphere of the room was weary and anxious and impatient…until we began to read. A page in, the harshness of the world thawed a bit and we began to feel closer to home and each other once again.

Books as medicine for the soul, you say? Good point. Maybe so. It sure worked for that bunny.

Father Knows Five 4-4-14

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1. Wordless Picture Books – some great insight into one of my favorite styles of children’s books.

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2.  Great website I came across this week that celebrates books through apparel.  Click the t-shirt photo below to go to the website:

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3.  Why Are We Rushing Kids Out of Picture Books?

4. Margaret Wise Brown…If you haven’t yet read The Runaway Bunny, it’s time!  Here is a new book and CD celebrating her amazing works for children – click on the book to go to the story:   Goodnight

5.  Some book ideas for your Easter basket:Bunny