image credit: kerrytown bookfest
for a wonderful surprise
from two of my friends
who gave me their set of original golden books
something i have always wanted
since i was a young child.
they knew i would treasure them.
“life is always bringing unexpected gifts.”
when visiting the detroit public library
m is shocked to find that books
have been banned in the past
and learns a huge lesson.
“censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”
-laurie halse anderson, Speak
after spending weeks
immersed in the world of fairy and folk tales
the fairy tea party
with magic apple tea, served in tiny teacups
fairy bread with sprinkles, unicorn cookies,
giant strawberries, and sparkly cupcakes
all served on real china
ready to be discovered
by the kinder fairy -folk
upon their return from the tower.
“fairies glitter my heart with giggles.”
“if you read just 15 minutes a day, in a year you will have read about one million words. think about the impact that has on your child, their ability to understand text and develop concepts about the world around them.”
in honor of national library week
credits: painting by gary-nikolai angleov, bookstock.mi.org
what an elementary teacher
after-school book meeting looks like
all full of colors, sparkling water, and clever words.
“books are uniquely portable magic.”
– stephen king
ever the vigilant sentinel
glenn frey the cat not the rocker
mans his post
to guard my latest pile of books
my gargoyle is at the ready
and clearly on high alert
no one dare mess with him.
“you cannot give up. we are gargoyle, and we are strong.”
― faith gibson