When You Were Small is an adorable book. The story is about a little boy names Henry and his father's stories about when he was little--really little. :)
"When you were small we used you as a chess piece, because our chess board was missing one of the knights and you were the perfect size."
The artwork is soft and delightful colored sketches. It is a very sweet book.
The Lightlings is a beautiful allegory of the King of Light. I am just going to share the description from ChristianBook.com because it is so good!
"Dr. R.C. Sproul weaves an allegorical tale that captures the essence of the biblical story of redemption in a manner that will fascinate and delight children. A race of tiny beings known as lightlings represent humanity as they pass through all the stages of the biblical drama--creation, fall, and redemption. In the end, children will understand why some people fear light more than darkness, but why they need never fear darkness again."
We have listened to R.C. Sproul's story books and CDs for years. Here are some of his best:
Book: The Priest with Dirty Clothes
CD: The Priest With Dirty Clothes
Book: The King Without a Shadow
CD: The King Without A Shadow
LOVE these stories of God's beautiful redemption of His people!
Caedmon's Song is a book I like for many reasons. I found this story many years ago and have used it for our medieval studies. I love the history of the real Caedmon that it is based upon. I also love it because my brother used this name for his son. :)
It is a story about stories, about a time long gone when people sat around the fire and shared history through poetry and minstrelsy. It is a lovely book.
This last one came to me via a review I did for TOS, The Cat At Night. The artwork is particularly intriguing as it uses black a lot at night to show what we see and the next page to show what the cat sees. If you have a cat-loving child, as I do, this is a really fun one. What does your outdoor kitty do at night? Does he sleep on the porch or does he explore? This kitty explores!
I am going to be making a book series like this, and this is the first post. It is also my B is for Bodacious Books in the Blogging Through the Alphabet with Ben and Me! I hope you enjoy it. I have had the privilege to seeing a lot of gorgeous hardback books in my review/library/homeschool catalog time so I have many great finds to share.