Friday, June 1, 2012

It's Reading Time!

Today marks the beginning and a end. The end of the school year and the beginning of summer time. So bring out your bike, dust off the tennis racket, and put on your running shoes. It's time to enjoy the summer. But wait, did we forget something? Yes, we did. It's also the beginning of Summer reading program. This year's theme is "Dream Big, READ."
Please sign up at your local library. There are so many books you can choose.
I came up with seven picture books for you. These books were published a few years back, but great stories never grow old. Scroll down, write them down and start reading. Because "READING IS FUN."
                                           GONZALO GRABS THE GOOD LIFE
                                                                      by Janice Levy

Gonzalo won the lottery. The rooster decided he's going to quit the farm life. He realized he had a few complaints and now he wanted to seek a better life. So he bought a mansion, hired a staff, joined the country club and bought a yacht. Gonzalo found luxuries did not bring him the good life. No matter what he tried, he was still unhappy. Gonzalo learned a lesson and moved back home. 

                                                     JACK'S  GARDEN
                                                          by Henry Cole 

This rhyming story brings up the parts of nature and how it all goes together. It's a take-off on "This is the house that Jack built." So instead of a house, it's a garden. The illustrations bring to life this wonderful step by step to start your garden and the living creatures that come along.   

                                              OLD CRICKET
                                            by Lisa Wheeler

The old cricket didn't believe he was a dumb bug. So when his wife asked him to fix the roof, the cricket came up with a clever plan. He faked an injury to avoid the task. Along the way, the cricket weaseled out in helping others by faking another injury. But when he encountered the old crow he developed real ailments while trying to avoid the Bird. In the end the cricket was ready to fix the roof.

                                        MY LUCKY DAY
                                        by Keiko Kasza

A delicious looking piglet knocked on the fox's door. The fox thought it was his lucky day. While the fox prepared for his meal, the piglet came up with an idea. The piglet tricked fox to give him a bath, feed him a big meal and also give him a massage.The fox became so exhausted that he no longer was able to cook a pig roast. This was the Piglet's lucky day. 

by Lisa Campbell Ernest

Stella's library book was missing. She searched throughout the house without finding the book. The book was due at the library by five o' clock. When Stella retraced her steps, more and more people joined her in the hunt for the missing book. The search ended up at the front of the library. Before Stella could tell the librarian the bad news, the book was found.


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