Gift Guide: Hailstones and Halibut Bones


Here is another book my kids love: Hailstones and Halibut Bones. As it states on the cover, it is best described as “Adventures in Poetry and Color.” It is a collection of Mary O’Neill’s poems about colors, illustrated by John Wallner. Katherine and Clara love for us to read from this book before bed, and we usually let them each pick one color. 

The last poem in the book gives a nice summary of what the color poems express.


And because I can’t chose which color poem I love best, I’ll share “White.”


This book would make a perfect gift for anyone of any age.