Wednesday, October 2, 2013
BILLY THE BONSAI BULL by Wendy Laharnar gets LADYBUGGED
BILLY THE BONSAI BULL is a touching, true story, from the incredibly vast repertoire of
Those of us who do not spend our days
tending to the cows we see grazing on the farms we pass by in our cars, do not see the traits that make up the individual cows and bulls grazing on that land we zip by so quickly. We see the collective unit, everyone calls
THE HERD, lazily going about their routine day-to-day existence, but do not see the individual animal and the heart and soul that lives there.
Wendy, a farmer's wife, once upon a time, lived a life that allowed her to see, feel, and celebrate the nuances that make for personal individuality among the masses of the herd. Through her brilliance at weaving the words to bring the little boy bull to literary life, so do we.
BILLY THE BONSAI BULL is the story of one baby boy born to a dying mother, and the journey, at a mere three weeks of age, he had to take to survive, and the loving role the farmer's wife brings to the equation as she stays the course and wins his trust so she can help him live.
FIVE STARS to both
Ms. Laharnar for a deep, heartwarming tale about a side of life most of us will never experience, and BILLY THE BONSAI BULL, for letting us see there is more to the animals sharing our planet that the occasional Moo, or grrrrrr.