For those fortunate enough to live in an area experiencing all four seasons, in the northern hemisphere spring seems to have finally arrived. There have been several mornings in the last ten days without frost on rooftops. Grass is greening and growing. Tiny buds are appearing on shrubs and trees. Shoots are pushing through the soil in gardens and forest floors. The first flowers of spring from bulbs like daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, or crocus are blooming. The birds are back with all their various melodies. The sun is rising earlier and setting later. And we are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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As mentioned in a previous post, Early Reader Extravaganza, when we first learn to read our perceptions about our world change. We gobble up words to quench a hunger. It is a hunger to know, to understand, to explore, to travel to places real and imagined, to have sensory experiences, to laugh, to cry, to have our hearts warmed, broken and healed and to meet people like us and completely different from us. We feed this hunger as early readers by bonding with what we find within the pages of books; whether it is information satisfying our curiosity or characters and their situations that actively engage us.
For lovers of canines, two new early reader series supply loads of laughter and the antics of dogs living their best lives. Doggo And Pupper (Feiwel and Friends, March 23, 2021) and Doggo and Pupper Save The World (Feiwel and Friends, March 22, 2022) written by Katherine Applegate with illustrations by Charlie Alder take us into the home of an older dog living with a cat. Their humans decide to introduce another dog, a younger dog, into the family. The results are comedic to say the least.
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Do you remember when the ability to read first happened to you? Have you seen that realization dawn on the face of a child? The feeling of knowing you can read is nearly indescribable. In that moment for you and others, the world shifts. It is brimming with endless possibilities and discoveries.