a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/614678.Down_the_Back_of_the_Chair" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px">Down the Back of the Chair by Margaret Mahy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This hoot and a half of a picture book makes me sadder still that Margaret Mahy no longer graces our world, makes me long to be a New Zealander where bandicoots and skinks and conger eels are probably not alien to children as they might be here in NY (and they have the sea the sea the sea everywhere and libraries plum full of her even her most obscure books I would hope), and mostly makes me laugh with her take no prisoners gleeful rhyming.
Raising a (pretend, the best kind) glass to you, Margaret!
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