Monthly Archives: July 2011

Book of the Day- RUMI: THE BOOK OF LOVE: POEMS OF ECSTASY AND LONGING, translated by Coleman Barks

I am enamored of this book for within a few pages, my eyes can see these poems are alive. Rumi, the 13th century Sufi master, has found his modern vocal through poet Coleman Barks – I can’t read the original … Continue reading

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Book of the Day: A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, written by Philip Christian Stead & illustrated by Erin Stead”

An Amazing Day, July 12, 2011 The kids and I are all fascinated and grateful for this heartwarming picture story about Amos, a zoo caregiver who has established his relationship with his animal friends so deep that when Amos was … Continue reading

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Book of the Day – MERCY WATSON THINKS LIKE A PIG, written by Kate Dicamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

70 pages. My kids would really love to move next door to Mercy Watson but the grumpy neighbor Eugenia would rather enjoy a gracious life planting petunias than having fun with a charismatic pig. Written by Kate DiCamillo, and illustrated … Continue reading

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Book of the Day: CHINESE CHILDREN’S FAVORITE STORIES by Mingmei Yip

A collection of thirteen stories that I grew up with(Taiwan) and love to pass down to my children, this colorful volume, with authentic Chinese-style drawings, brings back to life legends and tales that feature wise scholars, talking animals, emperors and … Continue reading

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Book of the Day: TITANICAT by Marty Crisp, illustrated by Robert Papp

My son (8 yrs. old) bought this book for me as a gift for he knows I admire cats (and animals in general) and I am afraid of boarding a cruise so he hopes I can read more about the … Continue reading

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