Monday, October 8, 2012

Maybe We all Need a Hen...

...or maybe just an Izzy?

Join the kidlit meme hosted by Jen and Kellee at TEACH.MENTOR.TEXTS.  

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. :)


Linda B said...

The Izzy book looks good, Betsy. I like the Rocket books, too, very fun for the young ones, and for support in writer's workshop. Thank you!

Teacher said...

Rocket is very sweet isn't he? I love the partnership between the little bird and dog.

Carrie Gelson said...

Oh I must get my hands on The Izzy book. Just looking at the cover, I'm hooked!

Katya said...

I can't take any more books out of the library because I racked up $12 in fees when my son had an accident in August. :-) I'm really, really bad with late fees.