One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke. Brilliant. A whole cast of characters with compelling lives and situations who come together at the end to make One Whole and Perfect Day.
(There are three swear words in this book, all at the beginning.)
Think Wind in the Willows but way easier to read and understand and enjoy. This is one of those universal books where I read it to Calvin, but Shaemus stopped what he was doing to listen, and Mary and Lucy pretended to be doing other things, but when something exciting was happening, they would put down what they held in their hands and stare at me open-mouthed. So wonderful.
All I can say is read it. Read it, read it, read it.
And one more plug for this series. This is book number two. Magical. Perfect. If only I had written (or could write) this book. Number three should be coming soon!
Picture Book of the Week!
Anything by Brock Cole is hysterical, brilliant, poignant, and magical. The big fat man on the cover loses his buttons and the whole family falls apart in a panic. The three daughters each promise to find their father some buttons, but one by one they fall in love until a clever young man...
Well, you shall see.