Here in British Columbia in Canada, there are still three weeks of school left. Thankfully, I am not obligated to work full time.
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Poetry Friday June 7, 2019
I am pretty sure I read a lot of picture books last week, but didn't record them. Since none of them jump out for me to remember, I think that means they weren't worth remembering.
On Giraffes first day at school, he is mistaken for a chair. Many different animals sit on him making it difficult for him to speak up for himself. The illustrations and text are just hilarious!
Not only did I love this book, so did every primary group from K to grade 2, that I read it to. When I am reading out loud, I read with expression. ( I should have been an actress) In the middle of reading poor Giraffe's rant, I. Am. NOT. A. CHAIR., the principal checked in to see if everything was ok.
I used this book with Kindergarten to start writing our own "I am not a _____ poems." I'm pretty sure this book, and letting them play as much as they wanted, is how I survived the day.
I like the art. I even like the story line. I hate how short these are and that I am always left hanging. I can't decide if I will read the next one or not. My library doesn't have it yet so maybe I will just try and forget about it.
I listened to this while travelling from our house in Oliver back to Vancouver. I bawled my eyes out the last hour of the journey and book. I love these characters. I love that it opens up a space for conversation about homelessness, child poverty, and violence again women and children around the world.
I owe my blogging friend, Shaye, much thanks for introducing me to this series. Although I am not a huge fan of fantasy, the world building in this one sucked me right in. Right from the start I was compelled to spend more time with these characters. It’s chock full of adventure, suspense and intrigue. The ending is brilliant. I can’t wait for the next in the series.
This book outlines 100 solutions for how to eliminate the amount of carbon we release into the atmosphere, and how we can actually sequester some of it. It is an important, optimistic, thoroughly written book. I purchased a hard copy to give to my partner for a Father's Day gift. If you are wondering what it's all about, I urge you to go to Project Drawdown and see what kinds of activities people are involved in that may well save the planet, and make it a better place to live in the process.
I am listening to The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King. It's one of my NonFiction MustReadIn2019 titles. I've also started Cold Skys by Thomas King. You can never have to much Thomas King.
I'm hoping to get to Artificial Condition by Martha Wells and The Benefits of Being An Octopus by Ann Braden, but we shall see how things go.
PROGRESS ON MY READING GOALS
#MustReadNFIn2018 7/12 1 in progress
25 Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors 10/25 2 in progress
25 books by Canadian Authors 31/25
Big Book Reading Challenge 1/4 1 in progress
Goodreads Reading Challenge 189/333