This weekend I read Escape by Carolyn Jessup. It was one of those creepy deals where reading it makes you kind of sick but you can't put it down. I am just amazed that this cult is still together and operating in Texas. I think Ms. Jessup was on Oprah when the book came out...I wish I would have seen it. She is an incredibly brave woman and a mother to 8 children.
In happier book news, we have a few great books from the library right now. Can you believe I never had read Where The Wild Thing Are to James? I hadn't, but have now and he likes it. We also have Racer Dogs again, a long time favorite...I could look at the illustrations forever, and The Incredible Book Eating Boy. The illustrations in Book Eating Boy are so clever. The author and artist *Oliver Jeffers uses pages & text of old books to draw his illustrations on and as part of the illustrations themselves. A favorite of mine shows curtains made from a page of a book. These are the types of books I like to get at the library because I find myself calling the kids over to read more often.
Does anyone else have any new favorites?
*go look at his personal website...it's amazing!