Friday, September 30, 2011

Wally Worm's Dilemma

Wally Worm picked up six books from the library. He placed them on his desk and sat down on his chair. He pondered which book to read first? Suddenly, the first book stepped forward.
"Pick me," cried Book one. " look inside, it's full of adventure."
Wally heard another voice. He looked up and noticed Book two jumped up.
"Don't listen to him," Book two replied. "My book is funny, you'll laugh out loud."
The third book stood up. "Read me," Book three said, "my book is about dinosaurs."
Book four edged forward, "My book is better," he proclaimed.
"You can learn more about your favorite animals."
The fifth book came up, "Wait, examine mine," Book five said. "It's about your favorite hero."
The sixth book took his turn. "Don't forget me," Book six replied.
"This book is written by your favorite author."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Henry's Books

I could become a doctor.
Or I could be a firefighter.
I might be a pilot.
Or maybe all of the above.
I create stories where  the main character can
be anything I want them to be.
I am currently working on getting some books published.
They are going to be children's picture books.
So, stay tuned for more news on my great adventure.
It's a true story with a happy ending.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ask Henry.

It's time to get to know Henry.
We asked Henry twelve questions.

Question 1:  What is your favorite childhood memory?

Henry:      I planted a garden for my Mom and Dad.

Question 2:   What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Henry:      A sports announcer.

Question 3:   What day of your life would you most like to relive?

Henry:     When I was a DJ at a radio station.

Question 4:   What is the greatest lesson you learned?

Henry:     Give your best in everything you do.

Question 5:   What is your proudest accomplishment?

Henry:    I was rewarded a First Class Radio/TV License.

Question 6:   What is your favorite food?

Henry:      Pierogi

Question 7:    What are your hobbies?

Henry:     Reading, writing poetry.

Question 8:   What is your favorite way to relax?

Henry:    Listen to music.

Question 9:   What is your number one rule to live by?

Henry:     Love One Another.

Question 10:  What one thing you would like to learn to do? 

Henry:     Play guitar.

Question  11:    What message would you like to send to others?

Henry:      We all have a purpose in life.
                 Pursue your dreams. Don't stop until you achieved it.

Question  12.     If you could have one wish, what would it be?

Henry :        I wish to be a published Children's Picture Book writer.   

Sunday, September 25, 2011


If I had a dog, I would name it, Tux. I would teach the dog all kinds of tricks.
My friends have dogs. Every chance I get, I come over and play with them.
I love to read books on dogs. Listed below are my seven favorite books
about dogs. Do you have a favorite? Let me know, send me an email.

BARK, GEORGE  by Jules Feiffer
Bark, George, says George's mother. But George
goes meow. George's mother keeps trying to get
George to bark. Instead George goes Quack,
Oink, Moo. George's mom takes George to
the vet. Now the fun begins.
Find out more in this fast funny story.

Bertie wishes for a dog in his favorite color blue.
He pretends he has one. Bertie encounters a real dog.
But there is one problem, the dog is not blue.
Bertie decides to name his new dog, Blue.
Together they are a perfect match.
Highly recommend this cute story.

Moka is a good dog until Michelle reads a book.
about wolves. Moka compares his life to a wolf.
He decides his life needs adventure. So Moka
leaves home to be free like a wolf. Searching
for food is difficult for Moka. But when he howls
like a wolf, he decides to go home.

Dog decides he needs a new pair of boots.
He heads to the local shop and asks for a
pair of boots that fits his needs.
Dog finds they are not so great for other needs.
In the end dog returns to the local shop and
ask for the perfect pair.
Wait till you read what the shopkeeper recommends.

WEINER DOG by Jeff Crosby
Weiner Dog yearns for some adventure.
He wants to run with the wolves.
He becomes Weiner Wolf.
This new life is not a good fit.
This lovable character will capture your attention.


RRRALPH BY Lois Ehlert                                    WHAT IS YOUR DOG DOING  
                                                                              by Marilyn Singer  

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Picture Book Corner is missing something very important on its blog.
It's your drawing.
We invite you to send your art work.
 The drawing can be about Reading, books, school, or home.
The drawing can be on your favorite character from Picture Book Corner.
We will choose the best drawings and post it on this blog. 
 Please send your art work to
The art work posted above is from Daniela Martinez.

Friday, September 16, 2011


What happened to the frog who parked illegally?
He got towed(toad)

What word has the most letters in it?
A Mailbox

What did the teddy bear say when he was offered dessert?
No Thanks, I'm Stuffed.

Why couldn't the coffee bean go out to play?
Because he was grounded.

Why don't eggs ever tell jokes?
They would crack each other up.


What kind of sandwich would you want to have named after you?

How much is twenty nickels, ten dimes and four quarters?

What is the last thing you put on when you get dressed?

If I were to give you a gift, what would you hope to receive?

What is your favorite food?
Number two comes after one.  What color rhymes with two?

Mike is a nice fellow. What color rhymes with fellow?

We put jelly on a piece of bread. What color rhymes with bread?

I have a friend named Jack. What color rhymes with Jack?

We wash dishes in the sink. What color rhymes with sink?

There are twenty-six letters listed below.
Twenty-five letters are shown twice.
Which letter is shown only once?

U H X I P Q D Y L V 9

R V D W B I Z E N T 8

L A J M F P Z C K S 7

S O G E H Q A R O X 5

C T J B N K U F Y W G 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Let's visit the zoo

How would you like to travel to a place and see a lion lurking on a ledge.
Or watch the largest living animal, the elephant march across the field.
Imagine a place where Lorikeet perch on your arms and hands.
Or stare straight at a gorilla and not run for your life.
Where is this place? It's the Zoo!
Wally, Pete, Buddy and I went to the Riverbanks Zoo. We explored the sites and seen all kinds of animals and learned cool facts along the way . We hopped on a train, then fed a giraffe and even watched a 3D adventure show. And all this at the zoo. This great adventure inspired me to write a poem about the zoo. So let's visit the zoo.

It's time to get ready to have some fun.
You get out of bed and what do you do?
You go on a trip to visit the zoo.
You go through the gate and what do you see?
The tiger is pacing and a lemur is on a tree.
You look at the elephant and the meerkats too.
You see the black bear and the flamingos in view.
Koalas are pretty cute and the baboon is on the go.
Sea lions are swimming and the turtles are slow.
You spy on the gator and the gorilla on the grass,
You stare at the snake and the fish behind the glass.
Zebra makes you dizzy and the rhino's sitting down,
Monkey is with a baby and the lion is wearing a frown.
You spot a wild leopard and the lizard on the ground.
You find a gray goat and the cougar running around.
The cheetah goes fast and the jackals can run.
The puma's on the move and otter's having fun.
You follow the weasel and the big horn sheep,
You come across a fox and the panda's asleep.
Watch the penguins walk and all the birds fly,
Notice the kangaroos and the bats hanging high.
Hippo's in the water and the giraffe is really tall.
Ostrich is eating and there's a pony in the stall.
You have seen all the animals in your visit at the zoo,
We hope you had fun and learned something new.
It's time to go home, we'd love to see you again.
We hope you come back and bring along a friend.       

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Do you want to get your favorite book? We have a card for that.

Do you want to get a book about dinosaurs? So you need a card!
September is Library Card sign-up month. Buddy Book, Pencil Pete and Wally Worm invites everyone who has no card to sign-up this month. It's Free! Your local library has your favorite books on the shelf. If you sign-up, this card allows you to take out books and return them before the due date. If you know someone who doesn't have a library card, tell them to sign-up. Stop by at your local library and get your card today.

Monday, September 5, 2011


Can it be? Is it true? IT IS!
The very first author interview is with  my favorite author, Eileen Spinelli.
Buddy:      When did you know you wanted to become a writer?
Eileen: I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was six years old.
It was then I fell in love with books, poems, stories.
Buddy: Your favorite picture book when you were a kid?
Eileen:  THEE, HANNAH by Marquerite De Angeli
Buddy:  Who is your favorite picture book writer?
Eileen: Since my husband, Jerry Spinelli, has written several   
picture books.I must say that he is my favorite.
Buddy:   Do you have a favorite picture book among your own?
Eileen: I have trouble making that choice. I'll answer with a question.
Do you have a favorite Eileen Spinelli Book?
Buddy:    How do you come up with your stories?
Eileen :  Ideas are everywhere. Many come from my own childhood.
Many from  my own  children and grandchildren. Some come from newspaper articles.
Some simply from my imagination.
Buddy: What advice would you give to anyone who wants to become a writer?
Eileen:  My best advice for someone who wants to become a writer, is to read, read, read.
And then write, write, write.