Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Americana Tales

While most likely to be appreciated by older children than in our Birth-to-Six age group targeted on this blog, I still couldn't resist sharing the latest title from beloved children's author and illustrator, Tomie DePaola. As we celebrate and spotlight storytelling at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library this month, this new title should delight fans young and old of tall tales, Americana and storytelling in general.

Tomie DePaola's Front Porch Tales & North Country Whoppers by Tomie DePaola (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007)

In the spirit of wonderful storytelling and read-alouds, Tomie DePaola is back with a collection of hilarious read-aloud tales and whoppers from Vermont and "New Hampsha" where he has spent over 35 years of his life. Organized into sections by season, DePaola introduces us to his mostly sweet, funny, and quirky characters that make for enjoyable reading for the whole family. His signature folk-style art also includes comic-strips interspersed between tales. Recommended for sharing with your children - school-aged on up!

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