Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Each Little Bird that Sings, by Deborah Wiles, 2005
"We live to serve" is the motto at Snowberger's Funeral Home in Snapfinger, Mississippi, but for 10-year old Comfort Snowberger, the hardest services is being nice to her whiny, runny-nosed cousin Peach, who pukes at family funerals and makes a mess of everything. What's worse, when Comfort's best friend Declaration doesn't want to come to Comfort's great-great-aunt Florentine's funeral, Comfort has an emotional storm to go through, and how could she do it without her trusty happy dog, Dismay, by her side? Funny, tender, heartbreaking, heartwarming; characters (and names!) never to forget. Strongly recommended.