Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ms. April & Ms. Mae, A Fable written and illustrated by Karen Dugan

The Gryphon Press, published 2009, 40 pages, ages 4-8
Link for the book at the publisher:
http://www.thegryphonpress.com/bk_aprmae.html
and at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Ms-April-Mae-Fable/dp/094071907X/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1238102540&sr=11-1

Yesterday I took my 6 1/2 year old granddaughter to the public library to register her for the summer reading program. Both of us chose books for me to read to her and for her to read to herself. We left with 15 books!
Ms. April & Ms. Mae, A Fable by Karen Dugan was one of the books that I chose.
I was immediately drawn to the book because of the delightful cover. The story is of two best friends Ms. April and Ms. Mae. They live on a large piece of land that is a sanctuary for many other animals. A terrible sickness over takes Ms. April and their little sanctuary is threatened. What will the animals do?
This is a beautifully illustrated book. The pictures are of friendly sweet faced animals. The story is warm and inviting, funny and light hearted. The story has more than one lesson to learn not only for children but adults as well!

Blissful Reading!
Annette

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