Friday, October 19, 2012
I don't think I've explained what it is I'm looking for in picture books.
- I have to like the artwork. I find that I'm pretty picky about it. It's the first thing that attracts me to the book, so it doesn't matter how cute the story is, I'm not going to read it if the artwork is ............yuck. It can't be to abstract or what I like to call "messy" I'm a strait forward kind of person, Ruth likes a clean looking picture to, otherwise she makes me put it down.
- The story has to have a nice, natural flow. We usually get 10 books every 2 weeks and end up putting 5 in the closet till our next visit because of choppy, disjointed flow. I'm pretty shocked at the amount of crappy books there are out there that made it to print. I know these go through editors first, so what is the deal with the crip-crappy books? I think I'm going to protest by making a Crip-Crappy List now.
We're Going on a Picnic by Pat Hutchins. I love this because it reads aloud well. It's even fun and has a good rhythm.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
This was a bad week for Librarying. We got eleven books and only liked two. In fact Ruth and didn't even finish most of them.......she showed her dislike by constantly moving and spitting.
This was my favorite, and it was the only one Ruth held still for during reading time before bed. First off, I've never heard all the verses to the song Home On The Range, so it was interesting, and the picture story that went along with it is DARLING!!! It starts off with a little boy living in the city, then follows him on his rocking horse as he visits the Range in his imagination. LOVE.
This was more sentimental than fun.....and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to explain the story line without just telling the story. So enjoy it when you read it:)
One of the things I love about getting together with the Anderson Women (Mike's side), is that we do a craft. Susanne and I made these at Emilee's house. She is part of a craft group, I forget if this was her craft or someone else's, but she set this up for us. It's a flip flopper so there's no removal after Halloween. You just flip it:) Love.