I’m in the middle of three books at the moment: one audio book, one solo book, and one book that Mike is reading aloud. I’m not prepared to share any of them here today, so I’m pulling an old favorite off the shelf.
What’s this old favorite? Sailor Moo: Cow at Sea, written by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Ponder Goembel.
If you ask me which I like better, the words or the pictures, I’ll tell you “both.” They are both outstanding. The story is about a dreamer living her life’s dream. Ahhhh. My favorite kind of story! It’s also written in rhyme, but not just any old rhyme–the best kind of rhyme: rhythmic, clever, and witty.
The pictures are bold and colorful with great detail. They’re impressively lifelike. Hmm…can a cow in an apron be lifelike? Yes. Yes it can. I’m looking at one right now. The cover illustration will show you what I mean. I’m not always fond (which means sometimes I am) of illustrations that look like something I myself might be able to draw if I tried.
What are you reading?