by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Jill Kastner
We try to remember
Where we last spent
Her family or mine
Which is it this time?
Ah heck, let’s just stay
Right where we’re living
Note: Step back in time to 1994, if you will…
“Irony. Uh…Irony…It’s a noun. It’s when something is…ironic. It’s, uh…Well, I can’t really define irony…but I know it when I see it.”
I imagine kids feel this way when asked to define “November”. Cynthina Rylant has created a know-it-when-you-see-it kind of book. November is described through happenings – mice making tracks in fresh snow, bare trees standing tall, families gathering for Thanksgiving.
Nothing major happens – and that’s ok. November is the quiet reflective time before Winter settles in. This is a snuggle-up-and-fall-asleep-to book, which is just fine with me.
Bonus: As a proud, card-carrying member of Generation X, I encourage GenXers and non-GenXers alike to read The Fourth Turning. The profile about this next generation of kids, The New Silents, will blow your mind…and give you hope for the future.