All day long I have been longing for a new book. This morning I looked at my *overdue public library pile (sorry librarians, here is where I will pull the "I have a broken foot," card).
I thought, "Could I somehow get home early and scooter on down to the library today?" Nope.
Then I sat in my school library all morning during CPR training (we had a professional development day today) but I was across the room from the shelf that holds the "new" books.
I thought, "Can I somehow make my way over there and snatch one?" Nope.
Then after a long and at times very stressful day of meeting after meeting I realized my day did not have a moment with a new book...bummer.
"Is one of the kids ringing the doorbell again?" I asked.
"No, it's UPS. Probably the book I ordered." said Shawn (my husband).
With a somewhat smug internal tone of voice I thought, when did he order a book...
"Oh, wait, there's two boxes. One is for you. This must have been on backorder when you ordered those books for school a couple weeks ago."
"REALLY? I didn't even realize it hadn't come." I was astonished and happy and immediately sat down to read, What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick illustrated by Colleen M. Madden.
This book came at a great time for me and has a great message that relates very well to children in all the environments that they encounter. I won't be a spoiler, but if you want a nice story that illustrates the importance of good choices and actions affecting others, this is the book for you.
*Um, just as a side note...you should really return your library books on time, cause if you don't...well...what if everybody did that?