By Else Holmelund Minarik
Little endure is so happy with the image he has drawn that he asks rooster to take it to his grandmother. Grandmother is so pleased with it that she sends him again a thank-you kiss.
How the kiss is handed from Grandmother, to chicken, to Cat, to Little Skunk, to an exquisite lady skunk, and again to Little Skunk, and the way finally it comes back to chicken and at last to Little endure will pride young children simply studying to read.
Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak, the creators of the 1st Little undergo booklet for starting readers, once more mixture their amazing skills in a young tale choked with heat and laughter.
This liked vintage is an ALA extraordinary kid's booklet and a New York Times most sensible Illustrated Book.
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It rained the day after, and she hadn’t done it again since. Beyond that cloudy window was her long-abandoned garden, her place of retreat and renewal. She merely glanced at it now—it hurt too much to see the scraggly roses growing in a tangle, the undisciplined bushes that had once been so carefully shaped. Weeds poked up everywhere, choking out the flowers. The lawn was dead in places and overgrown in others. Pots still lined the brick restraining wall, but the precious plants she had purchased with hard-earned money were dead, some from thirst through the summer months and others drowned by winter rains.
For once, even your father agreed. Didn’t he tell you a degree from a prestigious college like Wellesley will open doors for you? ” “Oh, Cal. ” Nora’s heart pounded in anger. How dare he undo all her work. Just once couldn’t he think of someone besides himself? The only reason he wanted Annie to go to Cal was to keep her on the West Coast. “He wants your best, and I don’t? Is that what he’s implying? Well, he’s wrong! ” “This is best, Mom. I have a job. ” “As a waitress. Earning minimum wage. ” “I know I won’t be living as comfortably as I do here with you and Fred, but I’ll have a place of my own—” “Shared by a hippie—” “… and food and—” “Do you think I’ve sent you to the best private schools so you can wait tables?
Every time I try to break away, this happens. When will it stop? Oh, Lord, You know how hard I try to take captive every thought and focus on You. Mom knows how to press every button. Why is she like this? Jesus, You know I’ve tried to understand my mother, tried to please her, but nothing is ever enough. Worse, nothing made sense anymore. Her mother complained about how much money and time she spent on Anne, but she wouldn’t allow her to get a job or live on her own. She’s the one who insists I go to Wellesley.