Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 47

A man survives fire,  
pack of wolves, raging river,  
but falls to a wall.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 46

The Pea Test  
A fairy tale called  
The Pea Test? -- Those Grimm boys!.  It’s  
Princess and THREE Peas.  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 45

The Lion and the Frog  
Brother turned lion  
His girlfriend became a frog  
Sister saves them both  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Book 109

Book 109: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and other bedtime lullabies

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Other Bedtime Lullabies, Grandreams Limited, 1989 
Two weeks ago I broke my left leg, and, yes, last May, I shattered my right. So, once again I am hobbling around the downstairs on crutches. And once again, my choice of books is pretty limited. In fact all the ones my son brought downstairs have been reviewed. This one was sitting by the computer so I could look up the tunes. Now that I have looked up a few a the tunes forTwinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Other Bedtime Lullabies, I do like it better. I thought at three-and-a-half, my little boy might have outgrown lullabies, but at least once a day he climbs into my lap and wants me to sing to him. Awww. It is good to have a choice of songs. 
The reason I picked this book up in the first place was because of the illustrations. They have a bit of the Joan Walsh Anglund quality that I grew up with, and so, to my was comforting and familiar. I swear I had a pink robe just like the one a girl is wearing in one of the illustrations. Not only do I have a stash of new songs for my son, but also, I can share with him some of the features of my childhood.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 44

Love Triangle  
Finn, Diarmait, Grainne    
Could just as well be King Marc,   
Tristan and Iseult