IF YOU’RE AFRAID OF THE DARK REMEMBER THE NIGHT RAINBOW with words and drawings by Cooper Edens (Chronicle Books) is reviewed by Lindy Michaels of Bookstar on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City.

0811835111_normThis lovely little gem of a book will be treasured by all who open it. Each page holds words of wisdom and illustrations that are beyond beautiful.

“If you have butterflies in your stomach,
ask them into your heart.”

While a perfect gift for loved ones and best friends, the innocence of the thoughts on these pages will also charm young children, perhaps helping them to imagine and verbalize their world in a different way.

“If the sun never shines again,
hold fireflies in your hands to keep warm.”

I simply adore this book and I know you will, too. And remember…

“If you lose a memory,
embroider a new one to take its place.”

lindymichaelspic3The very versatile Lindy Michaels aims to inspire young minds through children’s literature. Lindy owned L.A.’s first children’s bookshop, OF BOOKS AND SUCH (1972-1987) where she did storytelling, taught drama to children, had art and poetry contests and the like. According to Lindy, “It was truly a ‘land of enchantment.” She also spent years lecturing on realism in children’s literature at colleges in the state. For close to five years Lindy has worked for Studio City Barnes and Noble (BookStar) in the children’s section and does storytelling every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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