This adaptation of a traditional children’s song features a little boy singing as he searches the house for his dog, in order to give him a walk. (The boy, with his orange hair and circular glasses frames, reminds me a bit of Sherman of “Mr.
"A Spool of Blue Thread" is the 20th novel written by the prolific Anne Tyler. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author casts her words in the direction of family dynamics surrounding three generations of Whitshanks who take turns living in patriarch Junior's home: handcrafted by his own construction company in the 1930's. Upon Junior and Linnie Mae's passing, Red and Abby Whitshank take residence in the same space on Bouton Road in Baltimore, Maryland. Here, they raised four children atop the same floorboards where the grandchildren now run.