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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

The Jester Has Lost His Jingle

The Jester Has Lost His Jingle - David Saltzman, Maurice Sendak

by David Saltzman

 

This is a good story about finding humour in adversity. The note at the end about David Saltzman's life added a lot to my reading of the book. I think the fact that he died young adds weight to a story that could become one long cliche. My only complaint is that the story is really white. I wish it had been more diverse. There is some diversity, but every character who is highlighted is white, and almost all of them are men.