Sunday, January 21, 2007

Two Books

Spending another day indoors, taking it low and slow, my mind was on books. I have two recommendations. The first is for children - although we really enjoyed it! We gave this one to our grandniece Alex for Christmas. It’s called “Children Just Like Me” by Anabel Kindersley and Barnabas Kindersley. It has photo essays of kids from around the world. We learn a little about where they live and go to school, what they eat, how they play, their families and what they wear. There are lots of great photographs coupled with interesting information. The one thing that could make it even better would be having even more countries and cultures represented! It gives a good overview and I would imagine would spark interest in kids to want to learn more.

The second is a fascinating little book filled with lots of unusual stories. It’s called “The Greatest Stories Never Told” by Rick Beyer. The subtitle is “100 Tales From History to Astonish, Bewilder and Stupefy”. It was published in conjunction with the History Channel. Each story is just two pages long and thoroughly illustrated. Most of them leave you saying: “I had no idea...” We’ve been reading one or two each night before bedtime. Yeah, we’re geeks and proud of it!
:: Enjoy!


maggiegracecreates said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I am amazed at how this circle just keeps growing. Darlene's news about bring Mark home was a bright spot in my week last week.

Have a wonderful day and please come back and visit again.

Anonymous said...

OK Auntie Lee-
I know you will do me the honor of blogging about the Patriots and that horrible loss last night. The Leonard House was, shall we say, in mourning. While we recognize three Super Bowl Championships in five years is nothing to sneeze at, it still stung the pride to watch Peyton "I-spend-more-time-filming-commercials-than-throwing-a-football" Manning running out onto the field in victory. Reche Caldwell's fellow Patriots should glue a football to his hand for the entire off-season, and the referee that called roughing the passer in the fourth quarter should receive a free vision check-up, and a one way ticket to the unemployment office. Phew. I feel better having vented.

That said, I even have a title for your blog..."Pitchers and Catchers Report in Three Weeks" lol --Kate

Gail said...

Hi kate, tell us how you really feel!