Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Books! Books! Books!
here. This adventure is slightly larger than that of Popeye and Elvis. One night, while lying in bed trying to fall asleep, Owen Jester hears the distinct sound of a large object fall off a train. The adventure begins when Owen and his friends search the nearby railroad tracks for the mysterious object. What they find brings even more adventure. This was really a delightful story. I highly recommend it.
I Want My Hat Back which also earned a Geisel Honor. Anyway, I follow both Mac Barnett and Joh Klassen on Twitter and was alerted that they had this book coming out so I pre-ordered it immediately, sight unseen, because it's called Extra Yarn. The story is about a little girl who finds a box of extra yarn and puts it to good use, but the box never seems to run out of yarn! I have a box of extra yarn and it never seems to run out either! It's a sweet story and our old friend Bear makes a cameo in the illustrations.
Well, that's all I've got for now. There's a pile of new books waiting for me to finish processing them tomorrow. Yay new books!