Carol’s Caravan of Christmas Creations (Christmas Books from the Basement) – Day 11


Today’s Christmas story is –

 Morris’s Disappearing Bag

By Rosemary Wells

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Morris is the youngest of four bunnies in his family. On Christmas morning when they each open their gifts, each bunny is excited about what they received. After playing with their own gift for a little while, they start to play with each other’s gifts. Except poor Morris. Since he is the youngest, no one wants to pay with his teddy bear nor do they want him to play with their gifts.  He is very sad. And then he finds one more gift under the tree that changes everything.

Rosemary Wells is a prolific children’s author. She has a series about Max and Ruby but most of her other books feature different characters. Ms. Wells also has an interesting web site. One of the sections, called In the Studio, has sections that talk about her creative process, her inspiration, and her biography. It even includes a video clip of Ms. Wells talking about her youth. There following quote is highlighted on the site.

“Very early on I knew I would be an artist one day.  Drawing and painting was what I loved to do best in the world. Not until I was in my twenties did I think I would be a writer too.  Almost all children with drawing talent discover it early as I did. Most writing talent show up quite late in a person’s growth because you have to read a ton of books to understand how to use the language well and you have to have lived a little bit to have something to tell others.”

And now that I have realized that there are just two weeks until Christmas, I think I will go do something about it.

Thanks for reading!

About Carol Early Cooney

I love to read. I love to share my thoughts on books and hope to hear what you think also. Looking to see what books I read beyond those I write about? Check out my Goodreads!
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