Friday, April 22, 2011

22nd April Kathy Stinson

Happy birthday to another Canadian author, Kathy Stinson. She is the author of some of the most perfect books for preschoolers. I particularly like Red is Best which has now been in print for over twenty five years and still encapsulates life for a child between three and five. Maybe things haven't changed as much as we sometimes like to think they have. My three year old daughter would only wear purple, in a similar way that Kelly, the child in this book, would only wear red, because red is best! Her red stockings make Kelly jump higher, her red pyjamas keep monsters away and her red boots take bigger steps. And fellow Canadian Robin Baird Lewis' illustrations are a lovely bonus.

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