I’m fascinated by tales from other parts of the world, and being from Iowa, equally fascinated by all deer not on the grill of my car.

Tenzin’s Deer by Barbara Soros is lyrically written and illustrations from Danuta Mayer keep little squirmers glued to the page. The book (which apparently has a cult-like following among some moms) is about a young boy who finds an injured musk deer and learns in his dreams how to cure the deer and then finally to let it go back to the wild.

It’s also about the value of letting answers come to you in time – a fitting theme for a story that takes place in Tibet. Or for parents whose children don’t sleep. Not that I know anything about that. –Rita

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