Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Sometimes you come across a book and you adore it (but your child couldn't care less) . . . like "Horton Hears a Who!" (I love it, Monkey's not as interested).

Or your child loves a book and you are not so enamored (for instance, "Finding Nemo Bubble Hunt" sound book!) Ugh.

But when you hit that sweet spot . . . it's worth noting!

Clorinda (by Robert Kinerk, illustrated by Steven Kellogg) is a book I don't mind reading over and over and over . . . and over. It's illustrated beautifully and the rhyming is exquisite. The story and moral are pretty dang good too. The basic story is about Clorinda (a bovine) who accidentally goes to the ballet (instead of the ballot-cutely explained pictorally) and loves it! She decides to try her hoof at dance and eventually goes to New York to start her career. Well, it's hard to be a ballet dancer and a cow but she tries her best--and that's the whole point, right? Try!

All in all I give this book both thumbs up (or two pointer fingers up as Monkey does instead). He'll come around on Horton next year . . . I'm sure of it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Getting cues from you on books etc. is a great help for my list of things to give as gifts. Love all the variety on your blog.