October 21, 2007
I have two very young nieces, and I am always looking for new and interesting books to read to them. Finding something we all can enjoy can be almost impossible, but Exactly, a collection of stories from the Wallenberg Traditional High School, managed to make us all happy. The stories are richly illustrated by Bay Area artists, and each is a true fairy tale, offering a lesson that children of all ages should learn. I shouldn't have been surprised, the book was put together by 826 Valencia, a wonderful group "dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the writing."
Exactly: Ten Beavers, Nine Fairies, Eight Dreams, Seven Knights, Six Princesses, Five Dogs, Four Otters, Three Old Men, Two Robots, One Traveling Shoe ... Takes to Make a Great Children's Story Book lives up to its grandiose title, and makes the perfect gift for the little ones in your life.
For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.
My next book is the satirical Transformers graphic novel, The Incredible Change-Bots , by Jeffrey Brown.
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)