Friday, April 27, 2012

Runaway Jug Band

It's Sunday night, April 22nd at 6:30pm. I walk inside the Jam Room. It's a studio where bands come in and produce new songs. Brad Sanders and his brother Frank step inside with their musical instruments. The Runaway Jug Band is scheduled to perform a new song, "Friends In Need."  I wrote the words to Friends In Need with the hope Brad can produce the music. Brad steps behind a drum set while Frank grabs the bass. I sat in the studio and watched in awe while Brad and Frank put together the melody and beat. I was amazed when I saw Brad use a rhythm guitar, followed by a electric guitar. I finally listened to Brad sing the words to the song. When the producer edited the whole sequence together, the band had a great new song. I can't wait for the public to hear this song.

This young man, he can surely play.
I saw him use a electric guitar today.
He can create a great melody.
Give this man a hand.
He plays in a band.
This young man, he can surely play,
I saw him use a drum today.
With a tap tap here, and bang, bang there.
Give this man a hand,
He plays in a band.
This young man, he can surely play,
He used a harmonica the other day.
With a sound you love to hear,
Give this man a hand,
He plays in a band.
This young man, he can surely play,
He used a rhythm guitar today.
With a beat you love to hear,
Give this man a hand,
He plays in a band.
This young man, he can surely play,
He sang a new song today.
With the vocals that matched the tune,
Give this man a hand,
He plays in a band.          
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Billy's Adventure.


Billy is visiting his Grandpa at the farm for the first time. He sat on the porch waiting for his Grandpa to come out. When all of the sudden, Billy heard a sound. "Meh, Meh, meh." What did Billy hear? Billy stepped off the porch and followed the sound. He proceeded to walk toward a fence. He peeked through the wooden fence. Billy noticed it was a goat. Billy reached to pet the goat when he heard another sound. "Neigh, neigh, neigh." What did Billy hear? Billy took a stroll around the barn. He stood in front of a horse. Billy approached the horse when he heard another sound. "Moo, moo, moo." What did Billy hear? Billy stepped inside the barn. He spotted a cow. Billy inched closer when he heard another sound. This sound came from outside the barn. "Quack, quack, quack." What did Billy hear? Billy dashed outside the barn. He went across the field and sprinted toward the pond. Billy observed two ducks. Billy's adventure continued when he heard another sound. "Oink, oink, oink." What did Billy hear? He walked past a tractor and skipped over some rocks when he found a pen. Billy took a look at a pig. Billy's eyes lit up when he heard another sound. "Honk, honk, honk." What did Billy hear? He went past an oak tree and under a fence. Billy gazed at a pair of geese. Billy tried to mimic the geese when he heard another sound. "Baa, baa, baa." What did Billy hear? He walked around the fence and stood in front of a gate. Billy stared at a dozen sheep. Billy started walking back to the house when he heard another sound. "Billy, where are you?" What did Billy hear? Billy sprinted toward the porch. He found his Grandpa waiting for him. Billy ran toward Grandpa and jumped into his arms. "Wow!" Billy shouted, "you have so many animals here." Grandpa took Billy's hand and led him toward the barn. "Let's go see these animals." 


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Be a Book Reader

How many books do you need?
The library has plenty indeed.
Do you need two, three or four?
Five, ten, twenty or more?
Or thirty you might like too,
Or maybe just one would do?
If you need any suggestion for a book?
It's time again for you to look,
At our own Buddy's  Book review,
Seven picture books just for you.
Just scroll down and look at this
It's a blog, you don't want to miss. 
Buddy's seven great books he found,
So get a pen and jot it down.


           The Unruly Queen
              by E S Redmond

Minerva is a spoiled child who can't be controlled. Fifty-two nannies could not handle her. Minerva won't eat, she won't wash her hair, this impossible child would not listen. The fifty-third nanny approached this difficult child in a different manner. The nanny came to crown Minerva as the unruly Queen. The nanny found a way that convinced Minerva to change her ways.   





The Girl who never made mistakes
   by Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein
Beatrice never made a mistake. This nine year old girl never forgot  to say good morning or thank you. She never forgot her homework and she won the talent show three years in a row. This perfectionist made her first mistake in public. Beatrice learns an important lesson.  



Suppose you meet a dinosaur
          by Judy Sierra

Suppose a little girl encounters a dinosaur in a grocery store. The story continues with nine different situations that may happen to you. This read out loud rhyme is very entertaining while it teaches us basic manners. This little girl demonstrates to us what to say in nine possible circumstances. What a great way to teach us without being preachy.





        All About Grandmas
            by Roni Schotter

Not all grandmas are alike. This rhyming story presents us with all about grandmas. They have different jobs, different hobbies, and they have a certain quality you can see when you meet them. And in the end the author encourages us to show her your love.









     I've lost my hippopotamus
          by Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky is back with a new collection of poems. Jack uses a variety of different situations with different animals in a entertaining way. You can relate to what the author conveys in his poetry. This is one book you can read over and over and still look forward to reading it again. I enjoyed the illustrations by Jackie Urbanovis, she brings the characters in a very expressive manner.





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 by Rose A. Lewis                                                    by Andrea Beck




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Monday, April 9, 2012

A bald man who wanted to fly.




There was a bald man who wanted to fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who bought a kite.
He ran for miles and hoped he would take flight.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who bought a hot air balloon.
He slipped inside and hoped to reach the moon.
He bought the balloon to replace the kite.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who bought a airplane kit.
He assembled the kit and hope he would fit.
He bought the kit to replace the balloon.
He bought the balloon to replace the kite.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who built a space ship.
He tried to fly it at a airstrip.
He built the spaceship to replace the airplane.
He bought the airplane to replace the balloon.
He bought the balloon to replace the kite.
He bought the kite so he can fly.
I don't know why he wanted to fly,
He wouldn't tell me why.
There was a bald man who promised his bride,
he would give her the moon.
He was better off to play a tune,
so they can go on their honeymoon. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

EASTER?


We're bombarded with commercials, we're flooded with ads, billboards display it, stores promote it, books are even published about EASTER. The world wants you to believe it's about a bunny.
But this Sunday should be celebrated for other reasons. It's not about a religion, not about rituals or traditions. It's about someone who took your place on the cross. This incredible action showed how much God loves you, that he sent his son to die on the cross for your sins. Jesus lives today waiting for you to accept his free gift of salvation. All you have to do is acknowledge Jesus as your savior. Please read the following poem and let's start celebrating Easter for the right reason. 

ABC's on Salvation.

A ll of us have sinned and gone astray.
B ut there is hope for us here today.
C all on our Savior Jesus, when you pray,
D o this now and he will lead the way.
E ver since, the moment Jesus came,
F aith reminds us to believe his name.
G od sent his son to save you and me,
He died and rose again to set us free,
I f there is one message we need to hear,
J esus gave a promise to always be near.
K eep this in mind, whatever you do,
L eave it in his hands and he will help you.
M ore you know him, the message becomes clear,
N o love is greater than what he did here.
O n that wooden cross, he showed his love,
P art of a plan that came from God above.
Q uery minds there can be no doubt,
R epent of your sins, there is no way out.
S alvation is found, so be sorry for your sin,
T his moment now, your new life can begin.
U ntil he returns, let us not forget.
Victory is for those who are already set.
With Jesus help, in the life he gave,
X is marked to say you are saved.
You know this message that you have heard,
Z ealous hearts are needed to spread the word.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Garden that Zack Grew.




This is the garden that Zack grew.













 This is the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.













This is the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.












This is the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.















This is the cat, that scared the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.










This is the boy, who caught the cat, that scared the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.


This is the mother, all tired and worn, that fed the boy, who caught the cat, that scared the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.


This is the father, all dirty and torn, that helped the mother, all tired and worn, that fed the boy, who caught the cat, that scared the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.



This is the neighbor, who bought the corn, from the father all dirty and torn, that helped the mother, all tired and worn, that fed the boy, who caught the cat, that scared the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.

This is the dog, who barked in the morn, that woke the neighbor, who bought the corn, from the father, all dirty and torn, that helped the mother, all tired and worn, that fed the boy, that caught the cat, that scared the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.


This is the musician, who plays the horn, that roused the dog, that barked in the morn, that woke the neighbor, who bought the corn, from the father, all dirty and torn, that helped the mother, all tired and worn, that fed the boy, who caught the cat, that scared the bird, that chased the bee, that sat on the flower, that lived in the garden, that Zack grew.


This is Zack who grew the garden.