Hello beautiful readers! I am writing to you from the middle of my summer vacation. We unexpectedly have 9 days off in a row and it is beautiful. BBQ and kiddy pool in the backyard today, fruit picking tomorrow. It's so nice to just be.
I've been neglecting posting but not reading. I am doing the #readthehobbit challenge. Can you believe I have never read The Hobbit before? The Savvy Reader challenged a number of Canlit afficionados on Twitter to read it this summer and we are doing the first half this week. You should sign up too!
We went to an exhibition about Kagakui Hiroshi, the picture book author/illustrator who was behind Ofuton Kaketara. We saw a few of his new books and my son is really enjoying reading them to his sister. Natsu no Otozure (なつのおとずれ) is very seasonal for us, about a bunch of summer figures (an electric fan, watermelon, and shaved ice among others). It's very cute.
This little guy was on the stairs to the exhibition. He is Daruma-san, Kagakui's most famous character. Isn't he adorable?