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A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
(and sources of inspiration)


COLOR:  Green ( I also like red, orange and yellow)

ANIMALS: 
     Cats--animal shelter cats (young and old), show cats and jungle cats
     Dogs--especially Collies, Irish Wolfhounds and friendly shelter dogs
     also Wolves, Penguins, Polar Bears and Sea Otters.

MUSICAL PERFORMERS:
      Dixie Chicks,  John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Shakira, John Mayer,  and       Matisyahu

FAMILY MOVIES:
     Mary Poppins
     The Princess Bride
     Bambi
     March of the Penguins
     An American Tail
     Gigi

BOOKS ( these are just a few among hundreds of great ones):

     For young kids:
          The Grannyman by Judith Byron Schachner
          The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
          Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears by Jill and Daniel Pinkwater
          Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse
          Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
          The Lily Cupboard by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
          Sitti’s Secret by Naomi Shihab Nye
          I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
          Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

     For older kids:
          Tallahassee Higgins by Mary Downing Hahn
          Hoot by Carl Hiassen
          Holes by Louis Sachar
          Black Potatoes by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
          Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye
          Lad, A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune (also Wolf )
          The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
          Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

PLACES:
     Manhattan
     Jerusalem
     Italy--especially Florence
     The Maine Coast

PEOPLE:
     You!!

 

 

 

 

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