Category Archives: Reading Aloud

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Mister Whistler Author:  Margaret Mahy Illustrator:  Gavin Bishop Publisher:  Gecko Press USA  2012 Age:  2 – 6 years Theme:   absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, Opening Line:  Mister Whistler woke up kicking his feet in the air.  His sheets were twined and tangled around … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Tiniest Mermaid Author:  Laura Garnham Illustrated by: Patricia MacCarthy Published by:  Good Books  2006 Age:  3 and up Theme:  Fairy tale, friendship, dreams, healing. Opening lines:  Lily lived by the wide blue sea.  On summer nights she would sit … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

HIROMI’S HANDS Written and Illustrated by:  Lynne Barasch Published by:   Lee and Low Books Inc Ages:  6 and up Theme:  determination, cultural diversity, family, belief, hard work, goals, NonFiction Opening Lines:  The day my parents, Akira and Kaoru Suzuki, left … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in Laughter

Sorry my blog has been a bit quiet of late.  Over three weeks ago I came down with a very bad case of glandular fever.  Not only swallow, sore throat, but nauseous, high temperature and dragging my feet.  I ended … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Little Lost Robin Author:   Elizabeth Baguley Illustrator:   Tina Macnaughton Published by:  Good Books Ages: 3 years and up Theme:  Friendship Opening Lines:   On the edge of the deep woods lived an old Hare.  Once, he had leaped and pranced … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I know I am a little late with the Christmas theme, but I had, had this one saved and wanted so much to share it with you.  I think it’s a classic!   “The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas” Author:  … Continue reading

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Gungho Kiwi Jingle

Oh alright, tell me I’m crazy, who cares!….LOL I happened while checking emails late into the wee hours of early morning and came across Susanna’s blog, about her 2nd Annual Holiday Contest!!!   Oh well I am already sleep deprived, this … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” -Friday

Okay I know I am a bit late, but I have been entertaining a cute little blond 6 year old nephew, who has come to visit and this weekend has been such a delight.  I had this review done earlier, but finding … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book”- Friday

Oscar Wilde’s   The Happy Prince Retold by:  Elissa Grodin Illustrated by:  Laura Stutzman Published by:  Sleeping Bear Press Age:  8 years and up. Theme:  kindness, caring, compassion Opening Lines:  It had been several weeks since the rest of the swallows had … Continue reading

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Christmas is almost upon us!

Last week as I was putting up the Christmas tree at work, and decorating it with tinsel and some of the gift card products we were required to display by the Christmas card stands, setting gift boxes around it and … Continue reading

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