Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

by Meg Fleming
illustrated by Sarah Jane Wright

This week's pick is from cottager Anika Denise!

What it's all about ...
A gentle meditation on the love between parent and child.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf …
The world feels mad and intense right now, and if we big people are feeling it, you can bet our little people feel it, too. This book is a quiet snuggle before bedtime; a way to connect, express love, and reassure. After listening to Fleming's spare, lyrical text — and taking in each lovely detail of Wright's delicate watercolor illustrations — my pajama-clad daughter deep sighed, and whispered: "Read it again, Mama." Need I say more?

My favorite line(s) ...
"I chase you.
I slow you.

I lift you.
I grow you."


"I sway you.
I swing you.

I snug you.
I sing you."

and best of all...

"I hear you.
I let you.

I know you.
I get you."

Most swoon-worthy illustrations ...
(They are all gorgeous. Here are two examples...)

(c) 2016 Sarah Jane Wright

(c) 2016 Sarah Jane Wright

Why kids will love it …
For its gentle, loving message and sweet illustrations.

Why grown-ups will love it …
It gets a 11 out of 10 on the snuggle scale. A perfect bedtime selection.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reminding me about this one, Anika! I love that cover so much.