1. We’ve read Homer Price as a chapter book and it is a lot of fun. While my girls sat through it (and I think it was the first cpt book we read together) I think a boy would REALLY enjoy it. It’s high adventure little boy style and just lots of fun. You would definitely enjoy it! (Robert McCloskey also illustrated the Henry Reed books that I loved growing up and are also very fun books to have on hand if you can find them). 🙂

  2. What a wonderful spotlight on McCloskey, Amy. He’s a favorite of mine, too.

    Good question about Homer Price … Rocko read it on his own, but I haven’t glanced through it yet.

    Thanks for the book review mention. I really missed participating in Read-Aloud Thursday yesterday, but this was a crazy week … I can’t wait until it’s over!

  3. I’m a McCloskey fan too — of the picture books more than Homer Price. We’ve read a few excerpts of HP in my daughter’s writing text, and they weren’t tall tales themselves, so I’d bet your instincts are right.

    Thanks for a lovely tribute post. I did one last year for the Celebrate the Author challenge and was delighted to see statues of the ‘Make Way’ ducks in the Boston Public Garden: http://www.schon.com/public/ducklings-boston.php

  4. We enjoyed Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries For Sal many times over when my kids were young, but I don’t remember ever seeing his other books. Thanks for the memories!

  5. I have Lentil on my shelves but haven’t read it yet! I meant to do that before the post published but didn’t get around to it. =) I also haven’t read One Morning in Maine – which I’m kicking myself for as I saw it at the used bookstore the other day. Should have picked it up!

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