Book Review: Mr. Popper's Penguins (Children's Book)

I know that librarians love Mr. Popper's Penguins, but I had not read it myself, so figured a quick audiobook listen would work great! I downloaded it onto my Libby app (check with your library - free audiobooks!) and I was pulled back into the 1940s to the days of housewives, paperhangers and old fashioned radio! If you haven't read the story yet, I won't give too much away --- but Mr. Popper LOVES Arctic adventures and when he is not painting people's kitchens the

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Andrea Pearlstein
Finding Inspiration

A little like Alice - wandering and finding a new world - Inspiration comes to me in spurts and I often stumble upon it. It's so important to be ready for when the inspiration hits - to sketch, draw, write - to catch whatever is flowing through me. I mostly find inspiration in words,

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Andrea Pearlstein
Details. Details. Details

It's all of those little details, marks and texture that make art one of a kind. When I look at art, I love to see the artist's hand in the work - their brush strokes, pen marks, maybe where they covered over something. Each medium allows us to add details in different ways - the strikes in metal work - and each stroke leaves an impression.

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Andrea Pearlstein
Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Finally finished this one! I really enjoyed learning about Eleanor through observations and peaks into her past. Like puzzle, you piece it together page by page. Enjoyed the journey of her change and self discovery. Very painful at times and helps us realize how different we each may be and judgment only causes distance between us. Subtle gestures of care opened her up to a new beautiful life of hope.

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Andrea Pearlstein
Travel Bug! New Orleans

Art is alive in New Orleans! Every one of your senses is activated from the food, music, architecture, and cemeteries. Steeped in history, much I didn't know - I decided to pick up a book after a walking tour of the Garden District.

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Andrea Pearlstein
Book Review: The Red Notebook

Yes, I picked this up because the front cover tells me a story! The actual short novel was great - translated with ease - it's little mystery to be solved. A woman's purse is stolen and man finds it and it peeks his interest...

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Andrea Pearlstein
Librarian Says: Getting Your Kid to Love Reading!

I wasn't a great reader when I was younger. I struggled deciphering all of the punctuation and following the plot. I never did well with reading comprehension, but books just stay with me. They live in me. My mom is a teacher and infinitely patient with me (still!). Why am I saying all of this? Because, I became a librarian.

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Andrea Pearlstein