Friday, January 25, 2013

Margo's Musings!


Margo and I are excited to share a wonderful book with you that we read this past week. Martin's Big Words written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier is a treasure. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful message is masterfully crafted in this intricate collage of our collective history. The simple words and complex illustrations set the scene in time, and the story resonates within us all. This beautiful children's picture book captures it perfectly! Happy Reading : )  ~ F & M


*The DMS was lucky enough to get to meet the illustrator, Bryan Collier at the 2012 UCONN Children's Book Fair, and we are giving away a signed edition of Martin's Big Words to one lucky winner!



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18 comments:

  1. What do I wish for the world. Better understanding and respect among the races. Thanks for the inspirational week! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hi Heidi, That is an excellent wish! Thanks so much for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  2. His words are so inspiring. What a wonderful speaker he was. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Hi M Pax, You too! His message was a wise one : ) ~ F

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful book for children and adults to appreciate. Dr. Martin Luther King was a moving inspiration to us all who lived through the dark era of racism.

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    1. Hi Anna Maria, Well said! It's a beautiful book to share with others : ) Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  4. What do I wish for the world? The world is a big mess what can I wish for but for everything. No hungry kids going to bed without food, people all over the world being able to get the basics of life - food, water, shelter, education, medicine. I wish there was an invention that would help us all avoid so much pollution. I wish people would accept others for who they are. I wish for no woman to ever have to be scared walking alone at night. I wish there was peace and happiness all over the world.

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    1. Hi Adriana, Just knowing that you wish them helps make our world a brighter place. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! It's always lovely to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  5. Beautiful illustrations. I so admire people who tell their stories in pictures. This looks like a book that will be a keepsake.

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    1. Hi cleemckenzie, Bryan Collier's illustrations are amazing! I love the colors and textures. It's a unique book to have. Thanks so much for popping over to visit with us! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  6. I love this book! Our library has a copy, but I'd love one of my own :)

    My world wish? All children could grow up in happy, healthy homes.

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    1. Hi Jemi, Excellent! Good luck! Wonderful wish. Thanks for sharing it with us : ) ~ F

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  7. Love the quote. It reminds me of a similar one: Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only Light can. Excellent choice of book!

    What I wish for the world: more glowing brightness, for Kindness to spread, for Honesty to be recognized and Courage to prevail.

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    1. Oh, and thanks for adding my blog button! (I just saw it on the left. :))

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  8. Oooo, looks like a lovely book. Thanks for the contest!

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    1. Hi Ruth- It really is a lovely book. Good luck!
      ~L

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  9. I love the whole look of this book. The illustrations are great. The world needs to realize the impact of those words - not hate, but love.

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    1. Donna- The illustrations and meaning behind the book are both so powerful. We all need to remember to let go of hate, and to love instead. :) ~L

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