Down the Roadby Alice Schertle, E. B. Lewis
Mama and Papa agree that eggs for breakfast would be nice, but they’re too busy to go to the store. So they decide that Hetty is old enough to go by herself. Although she practices walking smoothly up the hill so she won’t break the precious eggs, she can’t help running all the way down. Young readers will hold their breath as Hetty tries her very
Mama and Papa agree that eggs for breakfast would be nice, but they’re too busy to go to the store. So they decide that Hetty is old enough to go by herself. Although she practices walking smoothly up the hill so she won’t break the precious eggs, she can’t help running all the way down. Young readers will hold their breath as Hetty tries her very best to get those eggs home safely. “The story is remarkable for its evocative imagery, and the loving interchange between the characters sets a charming tone. The words are perfectly complemented by Lewis’s dazzling, impressionistic watercolors that show the joyous power of love and depict a warmly supportive world in which Hetty ventures forth toward independence. A fine book that speaks straight to the heart.”Booklist
Meet the Author
Alice Schertle is the author of How Now, Brown Cow and A Lucky Thing. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York.
E. B. Lewis, a two-time Coretta Scott King honor-winning artist, lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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This book truly moved me as a parent. The response of Hettie's parents was beautiful, accepting and kind. It reminds us all of the need to be like children, to understand children, and to honor them. What a precious gift to Hettie when her parents do the unexpected. And eating apple pie for breakfast will almost always bring much needed joy to a family and to our world!
Basically this is a story about small town life and how the most menial tasks such as buying eggs from the local grocery store could become an adventure in the eyes of a child. I can't say I was overly thrilled by this story but it does harbor a certain charm that would appeal to preschoolers and the water colors were well done.
Hatty is all growing up and is set out to go by her self and buy some eggs. The story was alright.Children can relate to this story as things that happen to young children and, that they should not look at the negative side.As i read this it reminded me of my child hood days. The illustration gives detail enabaling kids to see the character's expressions.
The book 'Down the Road' is well illstrated, but the story should have been a little more captivating for younger readers.This book is definitely for the kids.