Saturday, August 28, 2010
The importance of "chicken scratch"
We received this book from Amazon Vine a couple of years ago. When it arrived Jamie read it to Maddie (who was 6 at the time) and it left her in tears while Maddie stood by patting her on the shoulder. The language is kind of "hillbilly" and we had to explain what some words meant, but it's the story that really touches you. The artwork is beautiful; just simple watercolors and charcoal, I think, and really adds to the story. I finally had to get it from Jamie's bag to read it myself because she liked it so much she wanted to show it to the librarian and teachers at the elementary school.