April Book Reviews
"This time together : laughter and reflection",
by Carol Burnett.
If you are old enough to remember the hilarious Carol, a star in her own television series, you will surely enjoy her book of reminiscences of her show business career.
Even if you are not acquainted with this all time great comedienne, who was the star of her television series which won twenty-five Emmy Awards, you will find this well-written book a delightful easy read.
A number of photographs portraying her career are included. One photograph of Carol included is of my favorite memory of Carol in which she mimicked Scarlet O’Hara dressed in plantation house drapes (curtain rods attached) descending the stairs.
Dolores Birch, Member, Board of Directors.
"Llama Llama Red Pajama",
written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney.
This is the book that first introduced young children and their parents to beloved little Llama Llama, Mama Llama and the “llama drama” that unfolds in story book rhyme in each of them.
The author gently tackles the familiar childhood ritual of bedtime and weaves a warm and funny tale that reassures Llama Llama there is nothing to be afraid of once Mama Llama leaves the room. The rhyming text is short, simple and lots of fun when read aloud and Llama Llama’s comical facial expressions always make children giggle and laugh.
The other hugely popular Llama Llama books are Llama Llama Mad at Mama, Llama Llama Misses Mama, and Llama Llama Holiday Drama.
The Lee Library has all four titles in its jE collection in the children’s room.
Rosemarie Borsody, Public Services Librarian.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.