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  • The original title of this Cowbird story was "Two New Books." I was going to write about the two books that came in the mail today, but I'd forgotten how difficult Cowbird is, and how long it takes to post a story. The pictures all came out upside down! They don't look upside down the phone or the computer. So, at some point in the future, I may tell you about the other book that came in the mail today. But for now, just one.
  • I generally have a rule to never buy books sight unseen. With some trepidation, I did buy Burt's kids' book, The Five Fierce Tigers of Rosa Martinez, hoping that I would like it well enough to give it to one of my grandchildren as a Christmas gift. It came in the mail today, and the first thing I did was read it, of course.
  • And I did like it; I loved it!

    The story is sweet and strong and the illustrations lovely, cute and fun. Very professional.
  • I used to be a Shamanic practitioner, and appreciated the story from that angle, as well.

    My one misgiving is that there could some deep disappointment in those for whom that "magic" doesn't work.
  • I have written several books (still in manuscript form) where Shamanism plays a vital role. I truly love it as a practice.
  • And I will, in fact, give it as a gift to my six-year-old grandson, Frankie. :)
  • And I recommend it to others, even if Shamanic practices are the furthest thing from you mind, because the story and illustrations are endearing and powerful. Good read! :D
  • My husband and I are having some health issues. I will have to have hip replacement surgery soon.

    I hope everyone knows to do a ctl-R or a refresh page when the Cowbird pix don't show up in a published story.
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