November/December 2006

Not Ready

There, sitting on my bed, was my mom, my hero, and she was sobbing “Mommy, nooo! Don’t make me go!” I clutched the leg of my highly embarrassed mother as she tried to calm my fears. It was my first day of preschool and I was terrified. I began to cry even harder when my […]

Ingrid and the Wolf

Ingrid and the Wolf, by Andre Alods; Tundra Books: Toronto, zoos; $8.95 When I first looked at the book cover, I imagined how uneventful it would be. But I guess the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” is true. As soon as I read the first page, I felt like there was some […]

Like New Jersey

Gloria took another deep breath, no luck. The thick musty air still hung heavy in her room, meek rays of sunlight crept out through the slits in the door and captured millions of dust particles surrounding her. She managed to force open a window that had been painted shut, which only served to create more […]