Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Kindred Spirit

Tonight we read Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey, by Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker and Julie Paschkis (and which I found by searching for more books illustrated by Paschkis). Madeline was enchanted, impressed, and obviously delighted. Tressa Prisby and Mads are kindred spirits for sure... she just made her "installations" on a larger scale and out of materials recycled from the city dump.

This is an absolutely fascinating story about Grandma Prisbrey and how her Bottle Village was created. I think we need to visit it in person!

Wonderful writing, great story, and amazingly beautiful illustrations. This one's already on it's way to our house from

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