We’ve always been major Jan Brett fans – the stories! those illustrations! the little extras hidden in the decorative borders! Now Brett has a new book out, “The Three Little Dassies.” It’s the classic tale of the three little piggies, transplanted to Namibia in southern Africa, and it’s every bit as charming as all of Brett’s previous books. Adding to the fun, Brett is embarking on a national book tour which will bring her to Pleasanton and Menlo Park on Oct. 23 – and yes, we’ll be sure to remind you when the date draws near.
Meanwhile, we’re giving away a copy of the just published “Dassies” and all you have to do is click “comments” and tell us, what’s your favorite riff on the little pigs’ tale? (I’m partial to John Scieszka’s “True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” told from the abused wolf’s perspective!)
(Congrats are due, by the way, to Tess, who won last week’s “Dora & Diego Let’s Cook”!)