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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I have always loved these quotes from C.S. Lewis~ "A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest."
and "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."
So based on those thoughts and ideas I LOVE reading to myself and sharing particular authors and illustrators with our children.
Just this week we were able to receive these two wonderful books by these favoured Authors: Elsa Beskow and Sibylle Von Olfers
The Land of Long Ago
The Story of the Rabbit Children
We have loved reading both these authors for some years now and both the books above are new releases in English.
We are blessed to own the collection of both these authors in English and I have only been disappointed with one of the books- The Curious Fish by Elsa Beskow.
So if you are looking for beautifully illustrated and quite long picture books to read aloud with your children I would recommend Elsa Beskow books as well as Sibylle von Olfers books (these are not a long at all but are just as delightful) are lovely to read and look at too.
We have also used both these Authors/illustrators in our Art lessons, where the children copy the artwork for their lessons. I have found this gives the children wonderful experience and beautiful examples to work form.
I am writing this simply because we love these books, not as a promotion or commission etc - BUT simply to share the love of beautifully written and illustrated books we enjoy as a family.
Oh, and even though I use the picture and book links to Amazon that is simply to show the books etc. I ALWAYS buy from Book Depository because they have FREE shipping on any book or any amount of books and are they are reliable in books arriving in a very short time.
Blessings to you and your homes,