When I was a child, the teacher in our little one-room school set aside time every day to read a bit from a book to all of us. His carefully chosen books opened our eyes to worlds beyond our very rural part of Illinois. It engendered in me a love for the written word which has lasted my life long. I will always be grateful to that teacher! The book above is from Sharing Tubes, the art is one of my own featuring a child from a painting by Jesse Wilcox Smith. Thanks for visiting!