yellowbelly-and-plum-We got this book a few months ago, and though it would be more suitable for back to school time, it is such a fantastic book, I wanted to talk about it now.

When I lived in Quebec as a missionary for my church, I met Nathan Hale, an amazingly gifted artist.  He impressed me not only by his imagination and humor, but by his perseverance.  He was always drawing then, and he is still prolific now.  His story is a perfect example of how hard work and diligence breed creativity.  Genius is found in the doing.

One of his recent books, Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School is about Yellowbelly who takes his best friend Plum to school with him.  It is funny and endearing and unexpected—just what I would expect from Nathan.

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