Sunday, May 20, 2012
More, Less, Enough
The library is closed for book check-out until September, and I miss the daily visits from our regulars. The shelves are becoming more and more full as the books are returned in preparation for inventory. We will have less space but enough time to rearrange and account for the collection's contents.
In the meantime, many new books have arrived at the public library for my review. Today's favorite is More by I.C. Springman, illustrated by Brian Lies. With the exception of books, I am a person who believes less is more. The magpie, who is offered a marble by a mouse, gladly adds "something" to its nest. "A few" other objects catch the magpie's eye - a coin, a Lego block - making the contents "several". More and more attractive things are flown to the nest, and words indicating amounts follow appropriately until the magpie and mice must decide what is enough.