National Daughters Day is Celebrated on September 25, 2021. With Frances and Gloria Badger, Life is Interesting in a Classic Picture Book Way that Is Highly Relatable Territory.

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell and Lillian Hoban If you’ve not stumbled on to the “Frances the Badger” series created by the Hobans and enjoyed by readers for years, you are in for a real treat. I chose “Bread and Jam for Frances” of the lot because let’s face it parents, every family…

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas By Russell Hoban; pictures by Lillian Hoban   Maybe the only way you may remember this classic Christmas tale of animals that reflect the giving spirit of O’Henry’s short story, “The Gift of the Magi”, is through Jim Henson’s Muppet version. It too captured in word and song the husband/wife team…

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