~First Line Friday~, @NorthSouthBooks,#IdaandtheWhale,

First Line is my favorite weekly post! Booklovers can share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading, just finished or just randomly grab one off your shelf…💗

I am changing it up a bit this week. Instead of highlighting an adult, Young adult or middle grade book I’m currently reading, I am sharing a picture book I read tonight that I instantly fell in love with!❤️

Here you go…

There once was a little girl named Ida, who lived in a birch tree. 🌳 She had yellow rubber boots and red hair.

Title: Ida and the Whale 🐋 5878D43B-0836-44E2-85A2-D8B99CDDEC79

Genre: children’s books, Picture book

Author: Rebecca Gugger

Pub Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: North South Books

Synopsis from NetGalley

I’d love to hear your thoughts and read your First Line…Even if you don’t have time for much reading this holiday season, grab a book off your shelf and share a first line…possibly your favorite children’s title!

Happy Friday friends & Happy Reading this weekend!💗 If you celebrate the holidays, I hope you still find time for reading!



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  1. Ida and the Whale was great! One of my current reading first lines is, “The night Lily Lupino locked herself in the bathroom and cut off all her hair, a piece of space crash landed in her living room, in the form of a boy astronaut named Kosmo Kidd.” from Lily & Kosmo in Outer Outer Space by Jonathan Ashley.

  2. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from Tin God by Stacy Green….

    “That’s impossible.” Jaymee’s stomach lurched and then spiraled to her toes. The meager window air conditioner in the manager’s trailer did nothing for her constricted lungs. She shifted as the torn plastic of the junky folding chair cut into the back of her thigh. “My boyfriend–ex-boyfriend–paid the rent. I gave him the money last week.”

    Have an awesome weekend and Happy Holidays!😊🎄💕

  3. I actually started a book this week! Here goes:
    “Letting her cape snap in the wind, Emily gripped her carpetbag and wicker food hamper, and hiked up the beach, feasting her eyes on Hitats’uu spread wide beneath fine-spun vapour.”
    The Forest Lover, by Susan Vreeland.

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