Sunday, April 7, 2013

Shelf Challenge Days 3, 4 & 5

Ok, I am covering multiple days in one post since I am several days behind.  :)  

Day 3 found Little Bear written by Diane Namm and illustrated by Lisa McCue. This book was published in 1989 and, although it may have been checked out at some point, there is no check out history showing.  In the story, Mama Bear is trying to convince Little Bear to eat.  During a trip to the grocery store, she asks him if he wants peas, cheese, and other items that rhyme with each other.  Little Bear will have nothing to do with these foods.  

I'm going to read this with my kinder friends on Monday and see what they think. I will let them decide if we should keep it or not.  :)

Day 4 brought Ready to Dream by Donna Jo Napoli and her daughter, Elena Furrow.  Ally and her mom are in Australia for the summer.  Ally is a budding artist who meets Pauline, a local artist.  Throughout the story Pauline guides Ally to appreciate art found in nature.  The illustrations in this book are by Bronwyn Bancroft, an Aboriginal artist.  The illustrations definitely make this book!  This would be a great book to share with our art teacher!  I'll hand this off to her on Monday!

Day 5 happens to bring another book by Donna Jo Napoli called The Wishing Club. This is a great book to use for a math lesson on fractions! Four siblings spend their evenings wishing upon a star.  Each day they get just a fraction of what they wished for.  Samantha decides they are wishing wrong, but then figures out the pattern to what they are getting.  The children combine their wishes and hope they will get a whole pet!  I will share this with 2nd & 3rd grade teachers to see if they can use it when teaching fractions.  :)

So, two out of three of the books look like ones that should circulate now that I've "found" them!  Can't wait to see what other treasures are on the "N" shelf!

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