books. Books about books! Two are new finds and one is a favorite. I would love to hear your favorites!
1. Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile (2011) by Gloria Houston; ill. by Susan Condie Lamb
2. The Wonderful Book (2010) by Leonid Gore
I love many of Gore's books-they are quirky. This one is no exception. Several animals find a book in the forest and invent ways to use the object. Rabbit makes it into a house, bear makes it into a hat and the mice use it for table. When a boy comes upon the book and begins to read it the animals find out the true purpose of the book. As the animals nestle down to listen to the story it reminds me how many children automatically tuck into your side as you begin to read. Very charming!
If you haven't experience Miss Smith's fabulous storybook you need to find it at your library. She is a funky brand new teacher and she takes the boredom out of any day by reading from her amazing book. While she reads (and students eyes get big as saucers) the stories come alive and suddenly the characters are next to the kid's in class. A perfect way to illustrate how our imaginations work as we read! When I read this aloud last week one student said "Mrs. Holt, you need to get a book like THAT!"
What new treasures have come alive for you this week?
Happy April Fool's Day! I played one great trick on a class and was delighted to pop back in to their classroom and say "April Fool's"-they laughed and laughed!!