Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Little House


Burton, Virginia Lee. 1942 (originally) 2009 for the board book. The Little House. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

This board book is a classic children's picture book. One that I'd hope all readers would be familiar with. (Though it's never too late to meet a classic.) Originally published in 1942, this is a delightful little story about a little house in the country. It's a story of the times, of progress. How the lovely countryside became the oh-so-busy-and-congested city. It's a picture book about appreciating the simple things in life, the natural things in life. Things like apple trees, spring time, and the moon and stars.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

Taren said...

That's crazy, I was just thinking about this book yesterday. In first grade I used to listen to it at school with these massive headphones. Everytime it was time to turn the page the tape would go BEEEEEP.