Hopefully the Scarecrow
A scarecrow stands tall in the middle of the garden. He doesn’t remember his very beginning, but he is sure he was made with care and love. He does remember a girl who placed him on his stand and said, “Hopefully, the scarecrow will keep the birds away.” Now the scarecrow knew his name was Hopefully. The girl came and read stories to him every day, and he loved the stories. Every fall, she put him away in the shed, and every spring she brought him back out. Her books became bigger and the stories more exciting. But one spring it wasn’t the girl who came for him; it was someone else. Would she ever come back?
Michelle Houts has created a charming scarecrow character that little ones will care about. The story highlights the wonders of story within this story as well as the themes of friendship and hope. Sweet illustrations by Sara Palacios fill every page, and every illustration is filled with lots of fun details to keep young listeners eyes on the pages. The bright, cheery illustrations support and complete this sweet story. This is a perfect book for any time of year but especially for fall.
|Michelle Houts, Sara Palacios
|Penguin Young Readers Group
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