There's something wonderful and special about a well-illustrated story, be it graphic novel or storybook.
Last night I read The Long Chalkboard - and Other Stories by Jenny Allen, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. I was left with such a happy feeling. The first story -- where the title of the book comes from -- flat out made me cry.
It's the story of a long chalkboard put into a home ... and the people who used it. There was just something so pure and child-hood like in the emotion the story evokes. You'll understand when you read it. (Oh my goodness, just remembering it as I write about it now makes my eyes tear up again!!)
This is must-have.