The Pig War – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Yes, it's hard to believe that we nearly went to war over a pig, but it's TRUE! And this book turns the incident into a funny, but cautionary tale that isn't stridently moralistic. And you have to love that pig blimp leaping over the harbor on the cover! The author, Emma Bland Smith, first provides … Continue reading The Pig War – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Carving and Writing, A Match Made By Esterly

I don’t know why I picked up this memoir, The Lost Carving, at my local bookstore (Christopher’s Books). Maybe I was attracted by the blonde wood shavings juxtaposed against the dark chocolate cover, or maybe it was the subtitle, A Journey to the Heart of Making, that seemed so promising. I do know that when … Continue reading Carving and Writing, A Match Made By Esterly