Though we’ve been home for over 2 months, a piece of our heart is in New Zealand. And so, this week’s book review are of the things that remind us of the beautiful country.
Yukon: Sled Dog by Judith Janda Presnall
It was our first experience with the huskies at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch. That sparked Hannah’s interest to find out more about sled dogs…and this book answered her question: how does a husky become a sled dog?
Both kids enjoyed reading this picture book. Great artwork, informative and a lovely story of how Yukon, the only female in her litter gets to lead the team. “Yukon: Sled Dog” makes a great read-a-loud book for young readers while providing the older children enough information to serve as a discussion starter.
Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt by Olivia Fu
2015 INDIES Finalist (Children’s picture books), “Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt” had us near to tears. This story of how one little mouse went all out to save her father…the beautiful illustrations…everything put together beautifully! It was as if we sat through a short film together. As we read this book, we remember the days we slept under the stars.
To sit under the stars is to realize how huge the world is and how small your worries are.
Have a great weekend, everyone.