Saturday, October 30, 2010

One-Dog Canoe

One-Dog Canoe by Minnesota author Mary Casanova is a fun picture book. If your child likes animals and the outdoors, he would enjoy this book. The girl goes canoeing with her dog. As she is out on her canoe, one animal at a time decides to join the canoe ride. It doesn't take long for it to get out of hand. My niece and nephews enjoyed the book when I read it to them this summer.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

meet Violet

Meet Violet. She's a doll one of my sister's blogger friends made. I named her Violet because my niece has a similar doll that she named Pink. And I couldn't quite bring myself to name the doll Blue or Yellow.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

a card

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Simply Sara

Simply Sara by Hillary Manton Lodge is the novel I read most recently. It is the story of Sara, who decided to leave her Amish family to do something in the fashion world, which she could not do if she stayed Amish. It made me wonder why the Amish people are so hardline about keeping their people Amish and generally will not associate with the people who have chosen to leave. Losing a family member because they will not adhere to a group's standards seems harsh. I enjoyed the book, but liked her first novel Plain Jayne better.