Friday, November 15, 2013

The Reader

The Reader
by Amy Hest, illustrated by Lauren Castillo
Amazon, 2013. Unpaged.  Picture Book

     The unnamed Reader is a small boy who takes his dog, his sled, his satchel filled with treats and a warm drink, and a sturdy brown suitcase out into the snow for a day of fun. The Reader pulls his sled to the tippy top of a very tall hill while the dog waits patiently. They make snow angels, and the boy throws snowballs for the dog to chase.  They share treats and a warm drink. Then the boy opens his suitcase and takes out a book:  Two Good Friends.  He reads the dog a story, his voice the only sound on a snowy day.  Then they get on the sled and ride down the hill . . . faster, faster, faster . . . .  And back home again. The Reader in your family may want to share this book on a snowy day, in a warm  home.

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