We're starting to get some of our new books in, and that makes me all a-twitter. There's nothing more fun than holding that brand new (at least to you) book in your hands and cracking it open to get lost in a new world.
One of my favorites of the new batch of books is a picture book written by Carmela La Vigna Coyle and illustrated by Kevin Rechin called The Tumbleweed Came Back. As you have probably guessed, it takes its cues from the old song “The Cat Came Back,” about a man trying unsuccessfully to rid himself of a destructive cat. In this version, two kids and their grandmother are bedeviled by a bevy of tumbleweeds that they can't seem to get rid of. It's got a nice rhythm for reading aloud and the pictures are great, with a lot of little details going on around the main action.
If you're looking for something fun to read aloud to kids, grandkids, or, if you're like me, anybody who will sit still long enough, come by the Runge Public Library and check out The Tumbleweed Came Back.