Monday, October 8, 2012
Maybe We all Need a Hen...
...or maybe just an Izzy?
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A Hen for Izzy Pippik by Aubrey Davis caught my eye the other day in my school library. I loved the green hues on the jacket created by the illustrator Marie Lafrance so I picked it up and read it that evening. It is the story of a sad little town in need of some hope. Hope that is unknowingly captured in an abandoned hen and a little girl whose character refuses to flounder. The joy and happiness that comes from doing what is right even when it seems unnecessary shines brightly in this happy story.
I am excited to meet Rocket, one of the characters in Tad Hills Rocket Writes a Story. I recently received an advertisement with Rocket's picture and became intrigued. He sounded like a character my students would enjoy. To my surprise I found, How Rocket Learned to Read at my public library as well. I am sure he will be a favorite of my four, five and sixers this year.
Happy reading this week!
FYI: I finally returned all my overdue books this weekend. Just thought I should let you know in case anyone is tabulating my fees. :)