Miss Rumphius ~ by Barbara Cooney, 1982, children's, 10/10
Jan @ Yearning for God has made my day! Miss Rumphius became my very favorite children's book long after my children were grown and married and having children of their own. I've been writing about Miss Rumphius on my blog since 2007, the year I started blogging. Here are a couple of my older posts:
I hope you enjoy this video that Jan found. The narrator reads the entire picture book, scrolling Barbara Cooney's paintings in a beautiful tribute to that author/illustrator. Thank you, Jan!
Did you listen carefully? What was the third thing little Alice must do? Did you notice the narrator is also "little Alice"? And both of them have hair the same color. Oh, I love this book!
Read more about Barbara Cooney on Wikipedia and on a blog. She had favorites: "Of all the books I have done, Miss Rumphius, Island Boy, and Hattie and the Wild Waves, are the closest to my heart. These three are as near as I ever will come to an autobiography."