Neither thumbs up nor thumbs down for We Were Tired of Living In A House by Liesel Moak Skorpen, illustrated by Doris Burn. Children’s.
There is a brilliant book called Andrew Henry’s Meadow. It’s written and illustrated by Doris Burn and it’s one of my favorite books of all time. Apparently, Skorpen wanted to write a book with almost exactly the same concept, and when she did, she thought, “Oh, Doris Burn should illustrate this, since after all it’s almost exactly like Andrew Henry’s Meadow!” Since it was Ms. Skorpen’s book she probably did not append that with “…but not as good,” but since I am not her, I will. Go read AHM instead.
So we packed our bag with sweaters
and scarlet leaves and gold
and a frog who was a particular friend
and precious stones that caught and held the sun
and seashells singing like the surf.
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