This is a nifty book that those who read it to children will enjoy as much as the kids. The main character is Amos who is 80 years old and has been married for 60 year to a woman he simply calls, “Ma.” The book follows him on a day when he decides to get up early and make Ma a broom. The story is endearing but also explains old-fashioned broom-making in great detail. It is a picture book delightfully illustrated by Jackie Duffy, a retired teacher who grew up in the Wayne National Forest of Southeast Ohio and now lives in California. The author, Rhonda Cable, is a former elementary school teacher who lives in Southeast Ohio. Her husband makes brooms the old-fashioned way.
Buchtel, Ohio: Monday Creek Publishing, 2019. 32 un-numbered pages illustrated in full color on every page by Jackie Duffy. 8.25” X 10.25” hardback with pictorial cover.