Sunday, July 17, 2011
Picture Book Recommendation
This book's unique title caught my attention. It is not as grotesque as it seems though. It's about two animal mothers. One is very "careful" and has total control of her 8 perfect children. She persuades a toad mother (who is less perfect because her child is busy and messy) to adopt this perfectly-behaved, but abandoned child (doll-head). The only problem is that this "perfectly behaved child" never speaks, eats, or does anything but stay in one place with one expression until Eulalie (the busy/messy child of the toad mother) gets stuck inside of it and brings it to life. Mothers and children alike will appreciate this adorable tale of loving our family members, imperfection and all.