Friday, July 22, 2005
The Day the Great Lakes Drained Away
by Charles Ferguson Barker is a wonderful new kid's book that anyone who lives in the area should enjoy. It gets a little preachy, but maybe it'll help your kids remember to turn the water off while they brush their teeth. The illustrations of all the fascinating stuff under the lakes near Chicago, Detroit, etc. are wonderful, as are most of the rhymes using city names.
My favorite definition of rich: able to buy any hardcover book I want without agonizing about it. I wish I could have just bought this one when my son grabbed it at Nicola's, but instead I requested the AADL and SDL libraries buy it.