Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Story Blanket

The Story Blanket is a beautiful story - I see it being one we will read to our children again and again.  Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz have created a story that is reminscent of Simms Taback's Joseph Had a Little Overcoat.  Babba Zarrah has a big old blanket that kids come to sit on and listen to stories but the blanket grows smaller as people in the village mysteriously gain scarves, aprons, etc. - that all match the story blanket!  When the villagers see what Babba Zarrah is doing, they all chip in to help her!  I love the story - and the illustrations are also an integral part of the story - Elena Odriozola is magnificent as an illustrator.  This is one you don't want to miss!!

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