What a delightful morning I had. I got to read to about 40 children getting ready to go into kindergarten in less than two weeks. Luckily it wasn’t 40 at one time – they certainly have more energy than I have 😉
Anyway, I have been reading to them throughout the summer. But I usually read whatever book they are reading that day. That has been fun because in most cases, it is the first time I have ever seen that particular book – but we are able to still read, ask questions, talk about the pictures, etc.
But this morning I decided to take my own book. So I grabbed my book Clyde and Friends which is a compilation of three different books about Clyde. Clyde is a green giraffe and the stories are written in a delightful rhyme with crisp colorful illustrations. So this morning I read about Clyde and the Hoozy Whatzadingle. It is a silly book and the children just loved it. They had fun pointing out things in the pictures.
I am at my happiest when I can introduce children to new books, especially when the books are as cleverly written with an easy to read cadence as the Clyde books are. Russ Towne is the author and if you have young children, I highly recommend his books which are available on Amazon. And you should follow his blog here – his last entry was a clever rhyme about Misty Zebracorn.