The illustrations in the book are very sweet and the story most autobiographical because the Tudor clan did have a pet crow called Edgar Allen Crow. What I love about these little books are the childhoods depicted with lots of animals scurrying around, because that’s how my childhood was (although I never had anything as exotic as a crow. I did have a pet monarch butterfly though! Til she hitched a ride to Mexico 😉 )
You can tell from looking at the drawings in this book that these are Tasha’s children– Bethany, Seth, Thomas and Efner. The book is dedicated “To Bethany and the Lovely Fowl.” I’m sure many children were able to enjoy this quirky little books, since it began it’s life as a library book in New Jersey. Somehow, over the course of nearly 60 years, this book made it’s way to Oklahoma and is now part of my collection– no matter that many of it’s pages are stamped ‘discard.’ Some things are worth saving!
Do you have a favorite book by Tasha Tudor? Or was there a special book that you checked out of the library over and over as a kid? Libraries and library books are such wonderful things. Even though we live in such a digital age, there is nothing like a real book to hold and look at. Especially a children’s book. And I am happy to have this little book with me now!~
Happy Tasha Tuesday,