When Wendell Went Walking What Did He See?

March 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

I am long overdue in my March update on the children’s book movers and shakers. My tardiness turned out to be fortuitous though because Hiram received an extra special addition to his library last week– a book written, illustrated and assembled by his very own Grandpa B. 

When Wendell Went Walking What Did He See, by Dave Barrows, has quickly become a favorite of Hike’s. He loves identifying all the pictures (Cat! Hat!) and is even doubly fascinated by the cat hiding under the hat.

He also loves the page with his picture and sometimes skips ahead to see himself and exclaim, “Hiram!”

On a more personal note, I appreciate the way Grandpa Barrows took his idea and saw it right through. He had a thought, wrote it out, illustrated it and then sealed the deal with a neat, strong binding. No writing group red tape or editor road blocks for Wendell. Just the pure joy of a great idea realized.

Thanks Grandpa Barrows! We love Wendell around here!

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