... Where's Walrus is a new book by Stephen Savage (author of Polar Bear Night and The Fathers Are Coming Home). In this captivating book (illustrated with a retro flair) we are introduced to an adventurous walrus who is bored with life at the zoo, and escapes to the outside world. This wordless picture book captivates children as they watch Walrus hide along side firefighters, businessmen, and even high divers in a contest. It is an adventure with a bit of a twist. Here is a cute trailer that gives a taste of this story line. (We like this book so much, we will be giving a few copies away next weekend, so check back!!!)
... I have fallen in total and utter love with a new book. One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp, has completely spun my world (in a brilliantly great way). A friend of mine mentioned it to me the other day and I happened to pick it up at the bookstore the next day and began thumbing through it. I could not put it down. I stood there, captivated, drinking in the words that felt like water to my very parched soul. It was timely. More timely than I probably even know. It is the kind of book that I wish I could buy and give to every person that I love. You can read the first chapter online here.