Friday, May 25, 2012

MEET THE GANG!

HIP HIP HOORAY!  It's been over a year now.
We are thrilled to have you as a viewer of this unique blog.
Imagine 78 blogs packed with charming characters, fascinating stories
and snazzy book reviews all geared for you the reader.
Pencil Pete, Cathy Crayon, Buddy Book, Wally Worm and Henry
Thank you for viewing Picture Book Corner. Take a moment and
"Meet The Gang."


                                                     CATHY CRAYON



Cathy is outgoing and loves participating
in outdoor activities. She is an accomplished
artist and she enjoys writing poetry.
She can be seen riding her pink bike
with her friends. Say hello to Cathy. 


PENCIL PETE

Pete enjoys playing practical jokes.
He is a whiz at computer games.
He is very active in sports especially baseball.
He likes to go camping and his hobby is build model airplanes.  
Say hello to Pete

WALLY WORM

Wally is very studious. He is a math genius.
He loves to travel. He is fluent in Spanish.
He is shy until he gets to know you. Say hello to Wally

BUDDY BOOK


Buddy is a avid book reader. He volunteers at the library.
He is a star player on the soccer team. He has a kind heart.
He is friendly and enjoys meeting new people.
Say hello to Buddy

          HENRY PORADA

 Henry wants to be a famous children's picture book author.
He enjoys bird watching. He is enthusiastic about the zoo.
He shares a smile with everyone he meets.
He is a great storyteller.
Say hello to Henry.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pete's Dream

Sometimes I dream I am a doctor, and other times I am a fireman.
Sometimes I pretend I am a detective and other times I fantasize I am a pilot.
At times I visualize I am a astronaut and other times I am a teacher.
I imagine at times I am a librarian and other times I am a veterinarian.
There are times I envision I am a postal clerk and other times I am a artist.
There are times I imagine I am a scientist and other times I am a archaeologist.
Sometimes I have visions I am a builder and other times I am a engineer.
I picture myself as a zookeeper and at times I see myself as a  astronomer.
Grandpa once told me "Don't ever bury your dreams."
So I keep on dreaming.
What do you dream about?
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Beginning and End

                                           
We take the time, to reflect on the past,
And remember many moments and wish to make it last.
The times we shared, in our work and in our play.
The many memories we have, of each new day.
The school year is over, it was so much fun,
The joy of success and the work we've done.
Now we look forward, to what the future may be.
All the new adventures and blessings we see.
We reach for our dreams and seek another friend,
And take on the challenges, whatever life may send.
We work on our goals, before we proceed,
And give the best we can do and we'll succeed.


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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ODE TO MOTHERS


She brings you hope, in place of fear,
She brings you light, to make it clear.
With words of love, with praise and cheers,
She lifts your heart and wipes the tears.
She comforts you, when you're feeling sad,
And encourages you, when life looks bad.
With a caring heart and a friendly smile,
She makes you feel, it's all worthwhile.
In times of trouble, she comes to you,
To calm your worries and help you through.
So whatever the need, you will always find,
Your loving mother, who is helpful and kind.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Buddy's Book Review

Search for a book?
Where do you look?
A book review of course.
That's your best source.
Which one to choose?
There's one you can't lose.
It's Buddy's Book review.
Seven picture books for you.


I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word.
by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton

Miss Divine chewed on a word. The children in the library wanted to know which word. The librarian proceeded to chomp down on a book, book cart, chair, table and shelf. Each time Miss Divine chewed on one of the above, the kids would ask each other which word did she chew.The suspense continues until the end when out of her mouth pops the word READ.   






         The Wooden Sword
             by Ann Stampler
The shah disguised himself as a servant to learn more about his people. He encounters a jewish shoemaker who displays a faith that Shah decided to test. The shah decreed any profession the jewish man was employed as illegal. The poor man endured some tough hardships but he remained faithful. 










       The Greedy Sparrow
        by Lucine Kasbarian
A sparrow caught a thorn in his foot. A baker comes along and removes it. The sparrow tricks her into giving him some bread. The sparrow becomes greedy along the way. He tricks everyone he encounters, so he can get something bigger and better than what he had before. In the end, the sparrow loses everything and gains another thorn in his foot.








               Except the Color Grey
                    by Arlene Alda
The author/illustrator created photos of different colors. She begins her story with the question, "which is my favorite color?" Then she points out the good or bad for each color. In the end, the author liked the color on her bunny, grey.





                 

               Stuck
       by Oliver Jeffers 
         A young boy gets his kite stuck in a tree. He proceeds to find ways to knock down his kite from the tree. He threw his favorite shoe and it also got stuck. He used his other shoe, a cat, ladder, a bucket of paint, a duck, chair, bicycle, the list goes on and on. Each time he throws up any item, it ends up stuck in the tree. The boy was delighted when his kite became unstuck.  He went home forgetting about all the items still stuck in the tree.   
                                                                                                                               

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