[This post originally presented itself on August 2, 2012. If you wonder why it’s currently in revival, visit here.]
Do I have a treat for you: a travelogue of a kind I can guarantee you haven’t experienced before and will not find published by Michelin or Fodor’s. My review copy of Visit Sunny Chernobyl was provided courtesy of LuxuryReading.com, which also hosted the original (shorter) post of this book review on July 1, 2012 (available here).
Continue reading Book Review: Visit Sunny Chernobyl (Again)
So we are heading out of town again, with the littlest one in tow this time, for another mini-break. I liked the redux theme last time I left town, and decided to revive it – so there will be posts while we are gone, with as much regularity (if not more!) than when I’m […]
As I’ve said before, I simply LOVE Dorothy Gilman. She has an absolutely lovely way with language and her characters are always so human yet somehow also just that little bit more – more conscientious, more thoughtful, more thought, more human – than the people one encounters in everyday life… Perhaps I’m a relic, […]
Today I’m pleased to bring you a guest post all about a marvelous new book – My Pancakes Taste Different Today! The book is a cute, clever way to introduce kids to the idea of ecology and the impact that our actions – however small they may seem – have on our lives and the world around us. Heather and Bruce Galpert are the authors of this delightful story, and I’m pleased to share some insights into their book and their writing.
What inspired the idea behind this book?
BRUCE: As a young father with two sons, I read a lot to my kids…I also spent most Sundays cooking pancakes with and for them–I ate quite a few myself! Trying to teach my kids life lessons, recycling and protecting the environment were also concepts that were important, but difficult to teach to young kids. I always felt that it was hard for children to grasp how their actions could impact the environment positively or negatively. The idea of My Pancakes Taste Different Today! came out of that quest.
How would you describe the character of Ethan? Continue reading Guest Post: Pancakes, with a Side of Social Responsibility…