the Garden State, it is raining..again. (10 points if you are now hearing Supertramp)
The best way to salvage some joy out of our week, was to head to the library
and get some "fresh reads". Here are a couple of the books in our Library bag this week
This book tells the story of a young sand hill crane who is saved by a little girl, a starts the migration to Siberia .His parents use the rivers,mountains and lakes to guide their way, but Luck uses man-made objects, windmills, sunglasses, and a baby carriage to find his way. Luck and his parents use s special song to find one another, and soon thousands of other cranes join them. Princess especially loved the happy ending.In honor of Cinco de Mayo,
We enjoyed this lovely story about a Mexican-American girl finding her place in the world. The paintings in the book are wonderful and soft, and we liked that she didn't try to "blend in", choosing instead to enjoy the difference which her mother likens to lime sherbet, both sweet and sour.This was a great book for us, as my Princess finds it difficult to "fit in" as well.
This story is about a girl who discovers she has the power to create magic with her paintbrush. With art work that evokes the very essence of Mexican art, and a character very like Diego Rivera, it was a lot of fun. It gave us something to talk about Mexico and art..both topics in our homeschool this month. Now we need to get the house ready for Cinco de Mayo tonight, which in our New Jersey home means TACOS!! Pretty much a once a week hit around here anyway. Princess has been using this site today as well. We printed these out too.