Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Janet’s Five January Dream Picks

Did you ever notice how some people complain no matter what the weather?  And, if it is a perfect blue sky, floating white clouds, light sweater day, their comment will be, “Won't last long in Philadelphia” or “Thunderstorms predicted for tomorrow”.  As for me, I have always thought it easier to warm up than to try to cool off especially the summer that I was nine months pregnant in August when several times a day I went outside and turned the hose on over my head.  Besides, true exhilaration is being caught at the top of the expert’s slope your first time skiing and finding out that all the beginner’s trails are closed due to ice conditions.  Enough about me... here are five wintry picks to help you dream away your frosty toes:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers (Penguin, $16.99)

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (Chronicle, $16.99)

Art of the Snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht (Voyageur Press, $30.00)

Flower Fairies of the Winter by Cicely Mary Baker (Penguin, $6.99)

Fraser's Penguins by Fen Montaigne (Henry Holt and Company, $26.00)

January 2012, Janet Elfant

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