Monday, April 13, 2009

Blueberry Girl

The Easter Bunny (E.B. around our house) was quite generous this year, filling baskets to the brim with all kinds of treats, including several new books. One of these books, Blueberry Girl, by Neil Gaiman (of Coraline fame) is my newest favorite.

This book is perfect for girls of any age. (In fact, I might just buy a few to keep on hand for birthdays...) Filled with wishes, wisdom and adventure, Blueberry Girl is not your average children's book. At its heart, it's a kind of blessing.


"Let her tell stories and dance in the rain, somersault, tumble and run/Her joys must be high as her sorrow are deep. Let her grow like a weed in the sun."

The gorgeous illustrations by Charles Vess are like a beautiful map to accompany Gaiman's lyrical journey. It really is the kind of book that sets your heart racing a bit, because you know you've found something special. Here's hoping my own little Blueberry Girl enjoys this book as much as her Mama.

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