by Lucy Ireland Smiley
Take your child for a walk through the woods on a summer’s day with Lucy Ireland Smiley’s charming little story, Bass-Fishing Bears. It is a short and sweet creation, refreshing in its simplicity. Smiley named the bears, Sara, Hannah, and Jacob, after her three grandchildren, who are learning how to fish from their father. There is a spirit of playfulness and tranquility captured in a single day of bass fishing, and the author cleverly worms in some cautionary advice as well. This does not take away from the lightheartedness connected with the sport at hand. Whether or not you cast your fishing line in the water, you will enjoy the outdoor experience with the Bass-Fishing Bears.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lucy Ireland Smiley is a gardener, photographer, knitter, quilter, world traveler and part-owner of an independent bookstore, “Jonathan Benton,” in Birmingham, Alabama. Smiley lives in a quiet house with three dogs, two cats, a parrot, and two tortoises. She is also the author of Shady Summer Day, a book of poetry. Bass-Fishing Bears is her second published work.
(2006, paperback, 32 pages)