Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I just discovered a new book!  I thought I had read most all of Robert McCloskey's books (at least all the ones I can get my hands on).  But oh no, as I was rummaging through our library shelves, I discovered this little gem: Lentil (c. 1940).

Now, I want you to close your eyes and think back.  Amble down the streets of Mayberry, USA, past the courthouse over to Floyd's Barber Shop.  Notice how time slows down with the traffic.  Pull up a chair and listen to Andy and Floyd spin a few yarns.  This story, Lentil, by Robert McCloskey could easily be one of Andy Griffith's yarns (but remember, it's Robert McCloskey's) describing the homecoming of the local celebrity, Colonel Carter.  Sometimes town heroes pop up in the most unexpected places, impersonating themselves in the most unassuming people!


  1. Hi Emily, Thank you for visiting my blog and for the very nice email. I'm glad you are enjoying my blog.

    My baby is getting to the age where we want to start reading to her and I've been so excited to start buying childrens books. Your blog will be a great resource for me. Thank you!

  2. Ooh, another delicious book! Better than 'Make Way For Ducklings'? We drive by a pond every morning on the way to school, and I often think of that book.

    Your blog just makes me happy - sweet, innocent, nostalgic

    Thank you for linking to Post Of The Month Club! XOL

  3. New follower from the hop Post Of The Month Club

    Love your dedication to reading. We are that way in our house. We read books every day to the boys, and I read a ton to myself!