Hey, Hey, Hay ...
Updated: May 14, 2022
As I wrote in my last post, I had every intention to get back to sharing every Monday in 2022, but once again I fell short. I wasn't slacking, however, as from January to March I rejoined Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12 PB group and wrote at least one (sometimes more) new draft and revised said draft each month. I also sucessfully completed Tara Lazar's Story Storm, entered Kailei Pew's Kids Choice Writing contest, entered Mindy Alyse Weiss's PB Party, entered Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny Contest, entered Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words. Just reading that is making me want to take a nap!
Photo by Peng Louis
And even though I'm getting ready to participate in the first Grand Lakes Area Literary Festival this coming weekend, I decided to squeeze in a review of Hey, Hey, Hay written by Christy Mihaly and illustrated by Joe Cepeda!
Hey, Hey, Hay - A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them seems like the perfect way to start spring and the growing season. I love this simple rhyming story about the hay baling process, and I even learned some new vocabulary words along the way thanks to the glossary page. I also learned about a drink called switchel thanks to the recipe page in the back of the book. And all of this learning was paired with beautiful illustrations done in semi muted colors.
So if you have a curious kid or two, grab your own copy, or do what I did and check it out at your local library. If your library doesn't have a copy, don't forget: You can always request they purchase one!
I hope you've enjoyed a brief glimpse into my week (weeks) as well as my foray into the kidlit world. I also hope to see you here again next time.
Wishes for a week full of wonder!