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A Fresh Look

Siletz Bay April 2019

We stayed on Siletz Bay, Lincoln City, Oregon last weekend. It’s always interesting how the ocean waves, storms, etc. change a beach.

So speaking of change . . . I decided it was time for a new look so am hard at work updating my website. The difficult part is getting the past posts imported–that’s where it helps to have a husband who is a software developer. Thanks you, honey!

“I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.” – Terry Fox

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Posted in PB, So Many Good Books

A Friend for Henry

Perfect Picture Book Friday
friendforhenry.jpgA Friend for Henry (Chronicle Books, 2019) by Jenn Bailey and illustrated by Mika Song is such a heartwarming story.
Henry is having trouble making friends. Some are too loud, another messes up his organization, there’s a misunderstanding with yet another. Will Henry be able to find a friend?
The answer is yes! But you’ll have to read it yourself to see how it works out. I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
This book is especially appropriate for those who don’t find it easy to fit in. A great classroom book, too.
Read about debut author Jenn Bailey here and read about illustrator Mika Song here. Mika’s other books are here.

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The Hug

Perfect Picture Book Friday
TheHugThe Hug (Faber & Faber, 2019) by Eoin McLaughlin and illustrated by Polly Dunbar is a darling book.
Poor Hedgehog. He’s sad and no one will give him a hug. They all have excuses. Owl explains, “You’re just a little bit tricky to hug,” but tells Hedgehog, “there’s someone for everyone.” Hedgehog is now even sadder. How will he find his someone. And then they meet and share a happy hug.
Flip the book over and start from the other character’s viewpoint. Owl explains the problem to him, too.
I love the story and the adorable artwork. An especially good read for anyone who has had trouble finding a friend but potentially eyeopening for those who easily reject others.
Both the author and the illustrator are from the UK. Read about Eoin’s next book here and read about Polly Dunbar here. I enjoyed Polly’s news page, which shared about her other books and projects.

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