If you haven't read this wonderful story of warmth and kindness yet, stop everything and find it at your library, ask for it at your local bookstore, order it online!
In Lauri Fortino's tale of kindness and giving, a peddler attempts to sell a fine, handcrafted bed, guaranteed never to squeak, to a poor man who has no bed at all. But the peddler's heart is moved by the man's generosity when it's time to get back on the road.
But don't let us tell you how great it is, be sure to read the reviews:
"Fortino's subtle story of kindness and courtesy features plenty of read-aloud–friendly repetition and onomatopoeia. Redila's palette has the color and clarity of stained glass, and his figures are slightly exaggerated, suggesting Baum's original Oz. Lovely." -Kirkus Reviews
"Splendidly expressive illustrations, lit with clownish joy and humor, enshrine the message of The Peddler's Bed for readers of any age."- Midwest Book Review
The Peddler's Bed by Lauri Fortino/illustrated by Bong Redila