"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
I will admit I love when authors come up with new words for popular books/songs - Mary Had A Little Lamb, Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, etc. So I found this one during our library visit today and it has made it to my list of "beginning of the year" books to share with the kids. (Side note: though I have been cautioned that I may not be seeing the kids in my 3 elementary schools this year...yes, you read that right...3 schools....don't get me started on THAT!). So It is as you might expect a take off on the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It is pretty clever. She starts off swallowing a word which in my opinion is better than swallowing a fly. She then continues to "swallow" things such as: a book, book cart (ouch), story-hour chair, and on and on. I know the kids will get a kick out of the things she swallows and all of it leads up to finally revealing the word she swallowed......