Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: J

James Herriot's Treasury for Children by James Herriot

Book Description:
Since the publication of Moses the Kitten in 1984, our children have found a delightful friend in James Herriot. His award-winning storybooks for young readers--many adapted from the tales in All Creatures Great and Small and Herriot's other bestsellers--bring the farmyard world of Herriot's Yorkshire to radiant life. Featuring a host of adorable animals and colorful townsfolk each of the stories is narrated by the country vet himself, with all the warmth, caring, and good humor that have made James Herriot beloved the world over.

Now, for the first time, all of the country vet's books for children have been collected in one volume: James Herriot's Treasury for Children. Each story is presented in its original, oversize, full-color format, accompanied by the warm, evocative illustrations of Peter Barrett and Ruth Brown. Together they comprise a wondrous Herriot menagerie, a family treasure that will be passed, with joy and affection, from generation to generation.

James Herriot's Treasury for Children includes:
Moses the Kitten
Only One Woof
The Christmas Day Kitten
Bonny's big Day
Blossom Comes Home
The Market Square Dog
Oscar, Cat-About-Town
Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb

My thoughts:
This is a book that I have read to my kids at least two times now and we are fixing to go through it for a third time. It never seems to bore my kids (or myself) and when I'm reading it aloud to the younger kids my oldest can't stay away. James Herriot is an awesome storyteller and even an adult will not be disappointed in these stories.


  1. Sounds like a good book to have in the home. I love children's books. thanks for stopping by

  2. This is a great choice for J!

  3. I think you've given me another author to check out, thanks!

    Thanks for joining!

  4. I never thought about introducing the kids to James Herriott. I should definitely rememdy that.

  5. I loved reading James Herriot when I was younger.

  6. I loved James Harriott. Long time I read one.

    Here is my Wondrous Words Wednesdays post.



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