Library Loot (16 May 2012)

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Wee reader had been on the verge of walking on his own for some time now but he hasn’t wanted to let go of my hand or the furniture, that is, until last Friday when he decided he was ready. And today was the first day he walked in his shoes (we never wear shoes in the house, so he’s either barefoot or in socks when it’s cold) – in the library of course! The library has a fantastic, large and bright children’s section, and a special area for the young ones surrounded by shelves of picture books, with two low play tables with wooden puzzles and bead mazes for entertainment.

And here’s the loot!

Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand – Ramon Perez, Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Chris Robinson, Stephen Christy

I thought this sounded like an interesting read, and I’m curious to see what else Henson had in that imagination of his.

Jim Henson died in 1990, but his fertile imagination lives on in The Muppets and his other creations. Not all his many projects had been completed by the time of his tragic death. One of them, the basis of this graphic novel, was an unproduced, feature-length screenplay by Henson and his frequent writing partner Jerry Juhl. Tale of Sand follows the unplanned adventures and struggle to survive of a man marooned in the Great America Southwest.

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

This month I’m hoping to read some of the children’s book I’ve missed out on. And erm, I’m never quite sure if I’ve read this one or not….

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”.

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book

Wee reader’s loot:

Yawn – Sally Symes, pictures by Nick Sharratt

Animals Go (Touch, Look, and Learn!) – Emily Bolam

Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?
What did you get at your library this week?

8 thoughts on “Library Loot (16 May 2012)

  1. Good job–Wee Reader!!! You must feel how I felt when my 2nd daughter’s first word was “BOOK”! We’re doing something right. . .


  2. Great shot! I’m betting the Wee Reader Loot section is about to expand exponentially: have shoes, will travel!
    I just re-read A Wrinkle in Time, and am now aiming for book two; I’ve never actually finished the series, keep getting caught up in the re-reading and then don’t read on, but I’m hoping to make it this year!
    Enjoy your loot!


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