Some books have all the luck. The authors get million dollar advances, spots on The Today Show or picked by Oprah. Those books are right in your face at the bookstore. Unfortunately, those books hog all the spotlight while the smaller, quieter books gather dust somewhere in the back whispering, "Excuse me, over here!"
If a blogger is lucky enough to find one of these little beauties and rave about it on their blog, we're often frustrated when that post gets little attention. Is it just me? Am I the only champion of this book? we think to ourselves. Now is a chance to highlight the forgotten treasure on our shelves once again.
Earlier this year I discovered a whimsical little book at the library: Fish for Dinner by Paul O'Neill. It's a collection of fairy tales with a Newfoundland twist and I bet you've never read anything else quite like it. Each story has a beautiful illustration by Tara Fleming.
I hope you have a look at my review and have a peek at the book. I included a link to the publisher website in that post.