Khaled Hosseini has a new book. It's VERY SHORT, which is apparently a complaint on Amazon. Just less than 50 pages, it's a picture book for adults- meditating on the refugee crisis in southern Europe. In Sea Prayer, a father prays, poetically, for his son- regarding his memories of a better time, the terrifying present … Continue reading New Review: Sea Prayer
Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons is a beautifully illustrated picture book of the "lost and found" parables from Luke 15. The parables are presented as a series of stories, with no mention of Jesus. There is a connecting thread and phrase about completeness through each story that children pick up on … Continue reading New Review: Who Counts?
My children (ages 3 and 7) have fallen in love with two new picture book series. These books are actually fun to read (as an adult), easy enough for the second grader to "help with", and have engaging illustrations. The first book was our introduction to Scaredy Squirrel. We read Scaredy Squirrel Goes to the Beach. The plot … Continue reading Squirrels and Otters