Monday, November 21, 2016

Little Crooked Bookshelf


words by Kyo Maclear, pictures by Chris Turnham

This week's pick is from cottager Kara LaReau.

What it's all about
Charles' brother and sister say there's no such thing as a wish tree. But he sets out to find one anyway with his loyal friend (and sled), Boggan. Along the way, Charles comes to the aid of a series of woodland creatures — and when night falls and Charles grows too tired to go on, the animals in the forest come together to help Charles fulfill his quest.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf…
Kyo Maclear has created a lovely, lyrical wintry tale, with magical illustrations from Chris Turnham.

My favorite lines…
"La-di-da-di-da-di-daaaa," sang Charles.
"Whishhhhh," sang Boggan.
They had the whole day ahead of them.
The whole day to find a wish tree.

My favorite illustration…

Why kids will love it…
It's an exciting adventure about a young boy setting out in search of a magical tree — and it ends with a delicious midnight feast!

Why grown-ups will love it…

It offers a lovely lesson about kindness, generosity, and community, one worth sharing now more than ever.

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