8 Paddingtons for 8 years of blogging
Hey, Boo. We’re baaaaaack!
Another August, another blog birthday. Alphabet Soup is now 8 years old!
Recently, my 16-year-old niece Julia, (crazy-good YA book reviewer at Peach Print and A Perfection Called Books) asked me why I started blogging. Isn’t it obvious? Because I’m nuts.
What other possible reason to spend
hours days cranking out posts for invisible, sometimes imaginary readers licking their lollipops out in the ether?
Well, come to think of it, there are several good reasons:
- A lifelong love of books
- Creative expression
- A habit of eating
- A hungry mind
- Colin Firth, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, et. al.
- Curiosity and self discipline
- Good excuse to set the table and play with teacups and teddies
- Cultivate positivity in a harsh world
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Posted in book reviews (all genres), picture books, tagged animals, children's books, children's literature, children's nonfiction, ellen fischer, food, humor, illustration, laura wood, picture books on May 26, 2015 |
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Fancy a plate of ants and worms, a bowl of lilac nectar, or some crabs and shrimp?
Maybe a bowl of chili or a BLT on whole wheat is more to your liking. :)
Whatever your pleasure, just come right in and take a seat! No reservations required. A good appetite, healthy curiosity and sense of humor are all you need to enjoy If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant, a delectably charming picture book by Ellen Fischer and Laura Wood (Scarletta Kids, 2014).
I must confess this book had me at the cover. I was instantly intrigued by all the possible scenarios suggested by the title, and how often does one see a lovable armadillo noshing on a plate of spaghetti and meatballs? I could already tell this would probably be one funny feast.
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