WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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a Boat with influencing his comedy, one of our members knew this book was for us. Published in 1889, this tongue-in-cheek travel guide follows these adventurers along the Thames from Kingston to Oxford, England. Even though it was written years ago, the dry humor holds up to today. It seems we all have experienced taking a vacation where everything that can go wrong does indeed go wrong. Just consider this passage: "Rainwater is the chief article of diet at supper. The bread is two-thirds rainwater, the beefsteak-pie is exceedingly rich in it, and the jam, and the butter, and the salt, and the coffee have all combined with it to make soup." * * * JAMIE JURGENSEN, who became director of Wellesley Free Library in March, shares pic- ture books she has read to her three-year-old. Paul Meets Bernadette, by Rosy Lamb (Candlewick, 2013) Paul is not a particularly happy goldfish. He swims around and around, without much else to do all day…until Bernadette, another gold- fish, drops in. Bernadette shows Paul how to see the world from a fishbowl, in a whole new way. Filled with art and humor, this is a book that both adults and children will appreciate. Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won (HMH Books, 2014) Sometimes animals wake up grumpy. As it turns out, a fancy hat can make any animal feel better. Fun pictures, sparse text, and a great message about the power of friendship make this a favorite read-aloud at bedtime. The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh!, by Anne Vittur Kennedy (Candlewick, 2014) When the farmer leaves to plow the fields, the animals get to play. From water-skiing to roller coasters to a formal ball, the animals have a great time, until the farmer returns. The ani- mals manage to (mostly) keep their secret. The book is cleverly written so that the reader sings the story using only animal sounds. 196 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 books "a book that both adults and children will appreciate"

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