At the library I work at we have a new craft area with a tree. The tree gets named something to go along with the season or special event (birthday, holiday, etc.), and we decorate it with the craft that goes along with the theme. For the first part of March the tree is called "The Truffula Tree" for Dr. Seuss's birthday.
Found on Facebook.
For high tea at Book O'Clock ...
I would first like to lay out on the table that I'm not easily scared by horror books. I don't know why, maybe it's lack of imagination, but I find horror movies much more stimulating and scary. I remember my sister telling me to read the Amityville Horror because it was terrifying, so I decided to pick it up and it turned out to not be that terrifying to me.
That said, I didn't find The Woman in Black that scary. It did have a creepy atmosphere, and I was creeped out at times, but not overly scared. Now you're probably thinking why then give the book a 4 star rating. Good question. Despite it not, in my opinion, being scary I still think this is a really good book, with good writing, and good story telling. Honestly, that's all I ask for in a book sometimes.
This book instantly got an extra star when I read on the very last page, "For Tiffany, who was worth the wait." And that's just the last page!
This is a charming little book. There are no words to read, so you have to let the illustrations speak for themselves. I always get excited when a book is like this because when I'm reading books to kids I don't actually have to read it to them (heheh), and I've always felt when it comes to picture books and graphic novels if they're using a lot of narration instead of using the illustrations to tell the story than they're failing at how the book is supposed to tell the story.
When the boy's red airplane gets stuck on the roof of a house he tries different ways of getting it down. Failure after failure, he decides to plant a tree near the house. At this point it initially gets a little depressing (yes :(, depressing) as he has to wait years, and years, and years for the tree to grow tall enough for him to climb up it and retrieve his long lost airplane. However, he seems to be perfectly content and happy to finally have it back despite his old age. So it's all good.
Now, I too, am thinking why he didn't just ask an adult to help him. He certainly would have had his airplane back much sooner. That brings me back to what was said on the last page.