Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Day The Crayons Quit by: Drew Daywalt

Author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers have created a book that will be loved in your home as much as it is in my library!

The Day the Crayons Quit is the story of Duncan's crayons.  They are not happy with how they are being used or not used as the case maybe.  Each crayon has written a letter to Duncan telling him why he/she is unhappy and what Duncan can do to help them be happy.  Thankfully green crayon isn't unhappy other than having to listen to yellow and orange crayon argue.  What are they arguing about?  One crayon never gets used.  Can you guess which one?  Be sure to read this book to find out the answers to my questions.  Beware,  peach crayon's letter will have everyone laughing!

This is a great book to learn colors, letter writing and friendship.  I think anyone who reads it or listens to it will love it.

After reading this book get out your crayons and be creative.

Happy Daily Reading

Monday, April 25, 2016

Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama by: Lynelle Woolley

This past April I had the pleasure to meet author Lynelle Woolley at the LA Times Book Festival.  She has written her third book in the Flower Girl World series.

In the book Starr and the High Seas Wedding Drama Starr and her family are going on a Mexican cruise to meet the fiancĂ© of her grandmother (Abuela).  Starr is excited about going on a cruise but isn't sure about her Abuela getting married.  Starr meets Ivy the granddaughter of Abuela's fiancĂ©, Grandpa Walt.  Starr and Ivy are complete opposites but become friends quickly.  They are not sure about the upcoming marriage so they decide to find out if Grandpa Walt and Abuela are truly in love.  As their plan begins to work, Ivy and Starr find out how much they like each other and the idea of being related.  When their plan works too well, Abuela and Grandpa Walt are fighting, Starr and Ivy realize they need a new plan.  Can the girls now get them back together and be flower girls for the wedding?

This was a great story and I think many young girls dream of weddings.  This would be a great series for all those beginning chapter readers Girls will be able to see themselves in the stories.  I love that new friends are made as well as the wedding.  We can all use new friends and seeing how friends can help us in these books is great for all young readers.

Happy Daily Reading
Author, Lynelle Woolley and Me