Friday, December 27, 2013
Bony-Legs - Joanna Cole
While I was a child, I could never quite identify what it was about this book that made me so attached; however, as an adult I am able to articulate it. I love Sasha's kindness and generosity. Even better is the fact that it is rewarded later in the story. She cries when she is first captured, but she shows bravery in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation when she escapes. Her trust in the magic objects she is given exemplifies faith in others.
There is also the fantastic illustrations. Hidden within many of the pictures are eyes and other creepy images that fascinated me as a child.
I hope other young readers will discover and enjoy this retelling as much as I did and still do.
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak