Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle is a delight! How did we miss this one?
Atticus and Ramona brought it home from the library the other day and Ramona has been enchanted by it. She loved the optical illusions and asked in amazement, "How does he do that?" I told her that it's actually God's intricate planning that does it, but Eric Carle was nice enough to put together a book about it that includes a short explanation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's color theory.
If you haven't shared this one with your kids, head straight to the library. You're in for a treat.
Anne-with-an-e and Betsy have been enjoying Andrew Clements, of Frindlefame. Frindle is a perfectly executed book about a smart kid, a smart adult and I'm-not-saying-another-word, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it. Read it. Laugh and cry. And say things like, "I want to write a book like that."
What Anne and Betsy have been enjoying lately are some of his young adult novels: Things Not Seen and Things Hoped For. I have yet to read these myself, but the girls loved them. They're in my stack. My stack is currently very, very tall. It teeters. Wish me reading time.