The first book

19 Nov

The first book I bought for my daughter is called “And here’s to you” by David Elliot. I first heard about it on a story on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition program, where they did a reading.

The art work is colorful and fun, and the text is beautiful. I love the rhythm and the message. It rejoices in the life around us and celebrates the differences that make us unique with gentle acceptance. Here’s a sample:

Here’s to the cows! The Giving People!


Here’s to the woolly ones,

the bonny and the bully ones.

Here’s to the silky ones,

and butter-cream and milky ones.

Oh, I love the cows!

Listen to the reading here. It’s beautifully done.


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