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 Llama llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney

Storytime: A perfectly pitched bully story

Sunday, October 6, 2013

In the popular imagination, bullies tend to be larger than life: lunch-stealing, name-calling, black-eye-bestowing ruffians in need of their inevitable comeuppance. They’re villains, of course, and villains exist in fiction to needle our hero to a place of satisfying action, foil his plans and thus sharpen his skills and strengthen his resolve. Leave it to everybody’s favorite llama to remind us that bullies are people too (well, actually in this case he’s a goat, but you get the idea). The newest book in the popular Llama Llama series by Anna Dewdney presents little ones with a properly nuanced conception of a term that seems to …

Storytime: ‘Journeys’ comes just in time for back-to-school blues

Sunday, September 1, 2013

As I write this column, I’ve just sent both my kids off to their first day at new schools, and – well . . . there are no words. Perhaps in the back of my mind I was anticipating this lump-in-the-throat feeling when I selected Aaron Becker’s new picture book, Journeys, to review …

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Concerts Concord Community Music School, Concord - Piano recital with Bela Bartok, Friday,7:30 p.m., free. Alumni Series: The Taubl Family, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., free. Info: 228-1196. Keiser Concert Series, Concord - Harpsichordist R.P. Hale, 'La Musica Gloria de Mexico,' with Mark Pace on flute and soprano Holly Outwin-Tepe, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul, St. Paul's School. Info: 229-4680 …