Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lovely, Dark and Deep

Frigid days and the darkened hush of early nightfall mean that we've been curling up with even more books than usual around here.

Our current favorite is this gorgeously illustrated version of Robert Frost's perennial poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Frost's perfect picture of a pristine winter snowscape is lovely and inviting, as always. But Susan Jeffers' soft, dreamlike illustrations unfold themselves like layers of cozy blankets, revealing something new with each read. They add to the beauty of Frost's words, rather than distract.

We found this little treasure at our local library. But we'll be purchasing a copy to add to our private library for sure.

1 comment:

beth♥ said...

I adore Frost ... and this is one of my favorites!