The Catalogs, part 2



When Squirrel delivered her mail that afternoon, Mama Chipmunk settled into her reading chair to peruse the latest offerings from her favorite bookseller.


As he did every spring, Mr. Owl was soliciting donations for his annual end-of-the-school-year book fair. And while Mama Chipmunk was as happy as anyone to donate her spare books, she also liked to sprinkle an unexpected new title or two among her donations.


This year, she had her sights set on a book of astronomy, with exquisite drawings of the night sky, and a collection of interwoven fairy tales, filled with illustrations both eerie and fantastical.


(Mid-April 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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