Rosie Bear here, fresh from a long winter’s nap – yawn. I actually had no intention of hibernating this year as I had way too many books to read, but one night last October, I was reading a long, looong book, and the next thing I know – it’s March! Anyway, it’s time to get back to work.
As some of you may know, my friend the Library Lady had a falling out with the PBS series, Downton Abby. (https://geanieroake.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/downton-abby-emphasis-on-the-down/) As a result, even though her husband, and that ridiculous dog Lucy still stayed glued to the set on Sunday evenings, the Library Lady swore off all things Downton. Well, I bet I can get her to change her mind . . . with this!
Mouseton Abby – The Missing Diamond, is unbearably cute and everyone will want to read it. Mouseton Abby originally belonged to the monastic mice of the Stinky brotherhood of the Holy Goatcheese, but it eventually ended up in the hands of Sir Roquefort, the Earl of Mouseton.
This mysterious story is filled with lots of fun characters, with many cheesy names like the Dowager Countess Lady Gouda. As the story goes, Lord Roquefort, who is very forgetful, loses the Great Cheesy Diamond, right before the annual celebration of Cheesemas, and the hunt is on.
Mouston Abby is a fun book for the cubs, and also for Mama and Papa bears especially if they like Downton Abby, which the Library Lady doesn’t, but she might give it a second chance after seeing this cute book!
Speaking of great books. Here’s another must read.
Mr. George Baker is a Reading Rainbow book, and rightly so since it’s all about one of my beary favorite subjects – Reading. Mr. George Baker is a hundred years old. He’s sitting on the front porch of his house waiting for his friend Mr. Harry “in charge”, who is five. When Harry arrives, he tells us about Mr. Baker and his crumpled hat and long stretchy legs in saggy baggy pants with pockets full of candy.
They wait, and talk about some of the things Mr. Baker learned over the years, and some of the things he didn’t. One of the didn’t is learn to read.
“That must be corrected”, he says.
Finally the wait is over. They stand and walk to the street as the school bus arrives, and Mr. Baker and Harry both get on the bus. Though everyone wants Mr. Baker to sit with them, he always sits by Harry. When they get to the school, Harry goes to his room, and Mr. Baker goes to room 7 with the other adults who are . . . learning to read.
This honey of a book, also has furry beautiful pictures. You won’t sleep through this one!