Thursday, October 05, 2006

Book of the Week: Many Moons




Love this very sweet story by James Thurber. My mom introduced this to me years ago and it is beloved by my children. The princess Lenore has fallen sick from eating too many raspberry tarts and only having the moom fetched for her will make her well. Haven't we all been there?


The princess content makes it seem like it will be a girl book, but it's actually not very frilly and my boys like the story as well.
The illustrations by Louis Slobodkin are amazing — they practically float off the page.

Another classic Caldecott winner. Find it here.
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7 Comments:

Anonymous amy said...

You should do suggestions for good grown-up reads too. :o)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 4:04:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Lindsey said...

That looks like a fab book. We'll have to check it out.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 4:37:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Rosalynde said...

Nice pick, design mom. I adore everything by that crowd of mid-century New York and New Yorker affiliated writers: James Thurber, E.B. White, William Steig. No condescending or pandering to the chidlren, but no ugly knowing cynicism, either. There must have been something in the water.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 5:24:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

The Easter Bunny brings books to our house. I (or the Easter Bunny, I should say) got this for Samuel a few years back and we absolutely love it.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 9:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger jordan said...

I've totally been there.

Friday, October 6, 2006 at 2:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mom in Mendon said...

Louis Slobodkin was one of favorite illustrators when I was young. Has everyone seen his book about The 100 Dresses?

Friday, October 6, 2006 at 3:53:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Carol said...

Hi Mom and friends,

Please visit our new Louis Slobodkin website at www.slobodkin.org.

And let us know what you think!

Carol

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:32:00 AM EDT  

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