Friday, May 22, 2015

Coming Home - Children's Picture Book Giveaway

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Memorial Day is approaching- and while BBQs and picnics take over our thoughts, it's important to remember that the true reason for the holiday is a celebration of those who have served our country.

Greg Ruth's incredibly poignant picture book, COMING HOME, beautifully illustrates the story of a young boy waiting to reunite with his military parent at the airport. It's garnered immense praise from outlets like The New York Times, who wrote, “Coming Home makes as strong a case as a picture book can for visual storytelling, and for making few words count.”

As long as American troops are serving overseas, there will be children waiting to be reunited with them. In Ruth's nearly wordless picture book, readers follow the anxious progress of a young boy in a red T-shirt as he looks through the crowds of returning veterans and their loved ones. Along with him, there's a border collie dashing into its owner's arms, a man tenderly touching the belly of a pregnant woman, tight embraces, and comradely photo shoots. Ruth's skillful depiction of a variety of people simultaneously experiencing joyful reunions culminates in a wildly exuberant "MOM!" as the boy spots the person he's been searching for. Respectful and as handsome as it is useful, this book has a place in most collections.—Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Library, NY

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12 comments:

Lauren said...

I do not know anyone personally who serving in the military.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I know many people who have served and are serving in the armed forces.

Shea123 said...

I know people who are serving in the military.

penni said...

No, at present I do not know any members of the military personally.

Nancy said...

My father served for many decades in the AIr Force and the Air Force Reserves.

Nancy
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Mrs. Brown said...

Yes, there are several friends from church serving.

Ken Ohl said...

my father served and am very proud of him thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

j1man1r66 said...

Yes, I have several former students serving in the armed military at this time. My husband and brother served for 16 years each!
j1man1r66@etex.net
Jennifer Rogers

Renee said...

My cousin is currently serving.

Leela said...

My husband is a veteran.

Connie said...

I have several family members who have served in the past. I appreciate all of the sacrifices that have been made by all.of our veterans!

lilyk said...

not currently