There's something about Yevgenia Nayberg's illustration style that speaks to my heart. I can recognize one of her books from 50 paces, and I'm nearsighted. I think it's her color palette and surrealist bent. The minute I walked by the library display last week, I knew this book would be coming home with me. But … Continue reading I Hate Borsch! – Perfect Picture Book Friday
Boo Stew – Belated Perfect Picture Book Friday
Hello everyone! Interrupting your regularly scheduled Monday for a perfect picture book that's fitting for Halloween day! The author, Donna Washington, is a professional storyteller, and her skills shine in this narrative. There were always Scares in Toadsuck Swamp, but Curly Locks didn't pay 'em much mind. The Scares kept to themselves. They only woke … Continue reading Boo Stew – Belated Perfect Picture Book Friday
Surprise! Mother’s Day Gift!
I am NOT having an affair with my postman. He loves to ring and run, never waiting to see if I'm home. When I find the package on the doorstep, there's not even a telltale trail of exhaust from his vehicle on the street. I'm not sure if he's afraid of me or is an extreme … Continue reading Surprise! Mother’s Day Gift!
Spätzle (Spaetzle) 911 — aka U.S. vs Germany, World Cup
In honor of tomorrow's game, I'm reblogging a post from May 2012, a tribute to my German heritage. When my son came out of his bedroom this morning wearing black sweatpants tucked into the tops of his yellow soccer socks and a red shirt to celebrate family heritage day at school, I knew I … Continue reading Spätzle (Spaetzle) 911 — aka U.S. vs Germany, World Cup