Sara's Staff Picks
Sara's Pick, September 2014: Ayano Imai’s illustrations are fantastic as well as her twist on the classic Puss in Boots story. The poor shoemaker, who lives with his cat, feels he is doomed because business is down. The cat thinks the shoemaker is giving up too easily and has him make the most beautiful boots ever for the cat to parade around in and drum up business. And business he does drum up from a monster! But the cat is clever and all ends well in this wonderfully illustrated tale.
Sara's Pick, September 2014: Seventy-five years has passed and Ferdinand the bull still sits under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers. A big, strong bull, Ferdinand doesn’t like to fight. A beautiful anniversary edition is available of this timeless classic of a bull who prefers calm instead of bullfights. A delightful hero and a must read for young and old!
Sara's Pick, June 2014: Billy Collins is a wonderful poet and can be UNDERSTOOD by even those who shun poetry! He’ll make you laugh, he’ll make you cry…certainly worth a try!