Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Book 569

The Legend of the Bluebonnet, by Tomie DePaola, Penguin Books, 1983.

This is a lovely, lovely book.  My son read it for a First Grade class last year, and it might have been a little advanced for him then.  But now, it is perfect for him.  In fact, it is just perfect.

Book 568

Weather:  Poems for All Seasons, by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Melanie Hall, HarperCollins, 1995.

My son read this book last year for first grade.  It was his first introduction to a study of poetry, and he really enjoyed it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thomas' 15th Illustrated Story -- Fourth Book

Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He was on top of the world, where the clouds met the snow.  Thomas was living so long on the top of the world that he turned into a legendary Yeti. 

                                                                                                            The End.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thomas' 14th Illustrated Story -- Book 4

Once upon a time, there was a hippo with a tuba.  And the hippo’s tuba sounded like a fart.
                                                                                                            The End.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Book 567

Buddy:  The First Seeing Eye Dog, by Eva Moore, illustrated by Don Bolognese, Scholastic Book 1996.

This is a delightful true-life story for a second-grader.  My second-grader was impressed with the friendships in this book:  The friendship between Kiss and Gala, and the friendship between Kiss (now Buddy) and Morris.

The illustrations are tender and action-packed, and add so much to the text.

The only thing that didn't quite make sense was the title.  Buddy was the first seeing eye dog in the US, but she wasn't the first seeing eye dog.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thomas' 13th Illustrated Story -- Book 4

Once upon a time, there was an owl.  It was a great horned owl.  Thomas didn’t like the owl because he looked angry.  And because the owl was always trying to look into his window at night.

                                                                                                            The End.