Today's weather report shows a warming trend--at least this week. However much we hope for summer, tho', it's still not the time to create a trail of discarded hats, sweaters, and coats. Here's a charming dissertation on those lumps of cloth on the floor.
BUTTON UP! Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Petra Mathers.
This is a collection of poems about favorite articles of clothing. "Bertie’s Shoelaces," "Violet’s Hiking Hat," and "The Song of Harvey’s Galoshes" lead off this rhythmical tribute to winter wear. Dedicated to a group told not to forget their jackets (the poet) and a set of three “at night in their jammies”(the illustrator), one can only imagine the inspiration behind each illustrated verse. My favorite is “Clyde’s Costume” but I’ve ordered the whole book to give to a special little boy.
We say "Bundle up!" at our house. Today I'm saying, "Button Up!"