Monday, August 13, 2007

Raves for Miss Rumphius

I just discovered this charming book that has been around since the mid-80s, a bit past my picture book days. I've seen it listed on several book lists and picked it up at the vendor fair for the California Homeschool Network conference I attended this weekend. (More about that later.) I pulled it out of the plastic bag that was falling apart from the weight of my newfound treasures and read it to Jonas before his nap today. We were curled up on his bed with his head on my shoulder. I'm not sure when his baby browns finally closed because I was so caught up in this sweet story that I didn't stop or peek at him until I closed the book.

If you haven't come across this book yet, now's the time. Even if you don't have children, pick up this little gem. It's an enthralling yet simple tale with a message the whole world needs. I won't spoil it and say anymore. Just get ye to the library.


Elizabeth Joy said...

Miss Rumphius is one of my absolute favorite picture books. I so enjoy the story and pour over the illustrations when ever I am allowed to linger (not often).

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that you're writing again! I've missed your insights.

Even though I don't have the pitter patter of little human feet at my home, I still love a well-written book, whatever the targeted age group. I will indeed get my hands on this new recommendation.

Thanks :)