A Book by the Brook — Read! Read! Read!

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

A Book by the Brook: Book Reviews at FriendlyFairyTales.com

From its cover image of a book as a flying carpet to “stories/ that fly like birds”, Read! Read! Read! uplifts and envigorates. Poems by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater dance happily beside Ryan O’Rourke’s illustrations, and my favorite is the happy child disappearing into a magazine with actual magic! Really!

One more quote from it: “Every single thing you read/ becomes a part of you.” I should be huge, considering the hundreds of books I read every year. What about you?

Notes: Here’s a bonus poem inspired by Amy’s playful rendering of book adoration:

a heavy tote
full of books
is heaven

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham


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