Morning, y'all! Ezekiel helped me choose this month's For the Love of Books pick in honor of the recent 2014 Winter Olympics. It is written for children ages four to eight by one of my all-time favorite children's book authors, who, no doubt, will be receiving much more of my future posting praise, and expressively illustrated with vibrant, colored-pencil detail.
Koala Lou, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Pamela Lofts, tells the story of a baby koala who is loved by everyone but most of all by her mother, who, "a hundred times a day... would laugh and shake her head and say, 'Koala Lou, I DO love you!'" As Koala Lou gets older, her mother gets busy with lots of brothers and sisters for Koala Lou. Although Koala Lou knows her mother still loves her, she longs for her to say those words again and determines winning the gum tree climbing event, in the Bush Olympics, will earn her that right. Despite her best efforts and highest hopes that all her training will pay off, Koala Lou comes in second. But after all her losing tears are shed and night has fallen, she creeps back home to her mother's waiting embrace and the treasured words Koala Lou yearned to hear all along.
We're off to our monthly homeschool program, at the KC Zoo, today. It'll be Kaden's first visit, so I'm sure I'll have plenty of pics to share next week. Yay! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading! Have a good one, friends!