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Wild Honey From The Moon...

As everyone is well aware, this year has been a hum dilly. Due to this fact, my blogging has been sporadic at best. But, I'm going to try really hard to get back into the swing of things. Now that farmers' market is over for the season I hope to find time to work on some home projects.

Emily and I just finished painting her room. Bobby and I are getting ready to get new flooring (and no, ripping out all the old carpet and carpet tack strips was not fun), and I have a desk to finish refinishing. On the literary front I have finished two works for upcoming contests (wish me sucess!), I also hope to write a new story ( I have an idea floating around in my head), and I plan on getting back into book reviewing.

And with that end in mind, today I read Wild Honey from the Moon by author/illustrator Kenneth Kraegel. Kenneth is apparently a self taught illustrator and his rich dark toned illustrations made me think of Maurice Sendak's style.

This story is the story of a mother's love and is quite beautiful. Mother Shrew, worries that her son, Hugo, isn't well. Reading that wild honey from the moon will help him, she sets out on a journey to secure some. She faces obstacle after obstacle, but nothing keeps her from journeying on; and in the end, she fulfills her mission. My favorite part has to be when she confronts The Great Horned Owl, who threatens time after time to eat her, and she bites him on the ear. So if you've not read this gem, be sure to look for it at your library or nearest book store!

I hope you enjoyed a brief glimpse into my week as well as my foray into the kidlit world. I also hope to see you here again next Monday.

Wishes for a week full of wonder!

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