Those who know me well are aware that I am quite familiar with the inside of Monkey See, Monkey Read. I decided to stop in to see what suggestions Jerry Bilek might have for holiday gifts.
Jerry said that one of his goals this year was to provide “family fun for under $20”. He’s talking about games families can play together. He mentioned Set, Set Cubed, and Bananagrams. According to Jerry, Bananagrams is “Brett Reese tested and proven”.
He also said that paperback books are another popular gift for under $20. His recommendations included Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Unaccustomed Earth”, Muriel Barbery’s “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”, and Kate DiCamillo’s “The Magician’s Elephant”.
Jerry has the ability to ask you what books you’ve enjoyed and then suggest others that might appeal to you. He can also tell you what your friends and neighbors have been reading as another source of ideas.
Oh, and he wraps the books too. So if you’re challenged at both the idea and the presentation ends of the deal, Jerry can help.