Another day of sharing good books with kids! I took Grandpa with me this week and Adelaide curled right up in his lap to listen...just like at home. She can find the smallest nook and cranny on a grandma or grandpa's body to snuggle in and listen.
A group of Kindergartener's don't have the attention span for long books. They want action, surprise and good guessing in their stories. I brought two books about hopes and dreams and making them come true through ingenuity. They think the books were about penguins.
Our last Betty Bunny book! You remember the Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, Wants it All, Wants a Goal, Didn't Do It stories. These are really meant for a younger crowd than second graders but reading them to this group only underscores the point that you can read a picturebook to any age child (or adult) and they'll all find something different in it. By this age the kids really see the humor in Betty's reasoning process. Betty Bunny Loves Easter and can't wait for the Easter egg hunt. She is going to find the MOST. She loves eating chocolate that looks like her and she plans to BE the Easter bunny when she grows up. Oh, and a dentist, too. At this year's hunt she notices her brothers and sister helping her by dropping eggs into her basket and she tells them to stop. She wants to find them on her own. But of course, without help she doesn't find as many. This one is about independence. You appreciate what you do on your own.