Friday, May 9, 2008
Author of the Week: Pat Hutchins
I love when I've found an author that no matter what book I grab of hers the kids are going to love it. Pat Hutchins is one of those authors. Every week, I grab one of her books (she has a lot of books; we've barely scratched the surface) and it's an instant hit, a nightly read for the whole week until we make it back to the library to exchange it for another Pat Hutchin's book. In each of her stories, the illustrations tell the story, without them the story wouldn't be the same. One of her popular books is Rosie's Walk, where a little red hen is unknowingly out-foxing a fox. I personally love Good-Night Owl, because the illustrations are so cheerful and so perfectly retro. But apparently, Titch is her all-star. I'd never heard of Titch until this week when we checked out Titch and Daisy. Then, when searching the internets, I discovered this: a whole web-site dedicated to him, a tv series and books based on the series (which I'm sure I'd dislike a whole lot--much like the new Curious George and Clifford books... whole 'nother topic.). I'm not here to promote tv watching, I'm all about the books and I like her books A LOT. I think you would too. So, go to the library and check her out. Then, tell me what you think.