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We still need Aesop

birds of a feather

photo from amazon

I did love Aesop as a kid, but there are droll modern Aesops redux that entertain and still do the job.

These Aesops are better attuned to today’s tastes. Birds of a Feather is a delight. The illustrations by Robert Rayevsky are a visual feast, witty and beautifully matched with the brief rhymed fables by Tom Paxton. We need this wisdom more than ever. If you’re sharing with a little one, they get a laugh and a lesson before they even know it.

“All vultures’ hope of dinner ends When enemies become great friends.” – Peace Breaks Out

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What else is there to say?

My relationship advice for the year!

From Wendy Watson's A Valentine for You, Available at Wine Country Books winecountrybooksnapa at gmail

From Wendy Watson’s A Valentine for You, Available at Wine Country Books winecountrybooksnapa at gmail

Help each other keep things nice. Don’t leave a mess for someone else to clean up.  It works for the family, it works for the nation and the world when we think of our environment or poverty and other painful social ills. When in doubt, kiss your sweetheart.

It’s a great theme for our family -er, Wine Country Books- because we moved in December, enjoyed the holidays, half of us took a long vacation in January, and we are now picking up the pieces- stacks of moving boxes, missing inventory, remembering how to make the coffee, finding a joyful and productive routine.

Will you be our Valentine?

xoxo

A Valentine for You by Wendy Watson, 1991, charming traditional rhymes and drawings. Available in Very Good condition at winecountrybooksnapa at gmail $15

A Valentine for You by Wendy Watson, 1991, charming traditional rhymes and drawings. Available in Very Good condition at winecountrybooksnapa at gmail $15

This book is available from us in Very Good condition, very slight signs of wear and rubbing, for $17 plus shipping from our  Amazon Storefront and ABE.

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