I've kept a lot of the picture books my kids had when they were little, and just recently have been borrowing some newer ones from the library, and buying a few for myself. Just the other day, I bought a wonderful story by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by her husband, David Small. The drawings are a perfect complement to the words. I love this book and have read it over and over again. There is so much to see in all the pictures, and the story it tells is a joyful one.
We've recently set up a reading chair in the study, and it was just the spot to sit and read this book aloud, with the three windows open and a light breeze coming in.
The tale of Elizabeth Brown is told all in rhyme:
And isn't this the old age we readers dream of?