“There’s nothing to do” is a phrase never spoken by Rissa and her sister, Steph. Curiosity and imagination are the name of the game for these two girls as they romp through the day and into the night, chasing cows, dragons, and aliens.
“Buffalo Herd,” has been called “… a quirky reinterpretation …” of the folksong “Hush Little Baby,” which Godfrey calls “A sweet little song for sweet little children.” But Godfrey has worked with children all of her life, as a teacher and as a performer, and she knows that, more often than not, children are more like a whole herd of buffalo! The cut paper illustrations are distinctive and delightful, evoking the mood of each verse.
My two year old class absolutely loved this. They enjoyed the rhyming, pictures and interesting choice of words. I sang through the book and they were listening and quiet until a word would make them all giggle. They especially liked the word “thingamagig”! I would recommend this for all ages but especially for 2-5 year olds. I love this book because it keeps the kids interest, it introduces new vocabulary and makes everybody smile and laugh! Now that, is a good book!
Sheri, pre-school teacher, August 31, 2015
(Godfrey’s) debut book reflects the joy and imagination she puts into every facet of her life. Every letter and picture is hand-cut and glued in place. The illustrations suggest Native American pictographs, Peter Max, and the paper cuttings of Hans Christian Anderson and Henri Matisse, infused with an outsider art sensibility.
Terrance V. Mc Arthur, Community Librarian for the WoW! (WithOut Walls) Division of the Fresno County Public Library
Petunia’s Airplane is currently out of print, but Godfrey is working on a new edition. Check back soon!
Lucy’s little dog, Petunia, didn’t chase cars like other dogs. She chased airplanes. That wasn’t a problem… until the day she caught one.