Saturday, December 3, 2011


We love this book. We love the author, Lois Ehlert, and her adorable books!

Creating our own (paper) snowmen after reading.

Another cute book we have read recently (made me cry!) Book details:

After World War II there is little left in Katje's town of Olst in Holland. Her family, like most Dutch families, must patch their old worn clothing and go without everyday things like soap and milk. Then one spring morning when the tulips bloom "thick and bright," Postman Kleinhoonte pedals his bicycle down Katje's street to deliver a mysterious box – a box from America! Full of soap, socks, and chocolate, the box has been sent by Rosie, an American girl from Mayfield, Indiana. Her package is part of a goodwill effort to help the people of Europe. What's inside so delights Katje that she sends off a letter of thanks – beginning an exchange that swells with so many surprises that the girls, as well as their townspeople, will never be the same.


Kellie said...

I LOVE library days... when they got older it was trips to B&N for new books. Never a waste of money in "my book!" LOL!

Sarah said...

That book looks so cute!!

gailsgarden said...

I'll have to look for the Katje book. It looks good. I never can figure out how to pronounce those Dutch names tho!