Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday Book Post

A few books off our Public Library's shelf....

A good lesson in practising random acts of kindness
for the "school age" child. This does take place in
a classroom, as Mrs Ruler has about all she can take of the
children in her class being mean to each other. She takes 5
of them aside during recess, and asks them to practice random acts of kindness.
Soon the whole class is playing along, filling up their bulletin board with good deeds.
We both enjoyed this book.
We picked up this book, because we thought it was about a hamster,
but it is actually about a guinea pig named Little Whistle who lives in a toy store.
Princess enjoyed the "magic" that happened when the toy store closed up at night,
and all the toys "came to life".The illustrations are lovely too.
Little Whistle wakes up hungry and invites all his friends to a dinner party.
So much to do..finding just the right stove,etc to get ready.
Princess really enjoyed Little Whistle's grand entrance to his party..very sweet.

This book asks you to imagine a zoo where things are not what they appear to be.
Twice a year, the animals trade their "animal suits" with each other.One animal is told that he cannot trade until he can become a "better Tapir" Will he be a Tapir forever? The concept was kind of intriguing to Princess, and we got lost
down all kinds of "Rabbit holes" exploring the implications.What happens to the creature
who has to learn to be a better Tapir? You'll just have to read it and see!
No, you're not going to get the ending out of me! ;-)
Heather, if you haven't already read this with your boys..go today and pick it up!
They will love it...I promise!
This is an original Homeschooling in the Garden State post,
please don't steal my content((hugs)) KateinNJ


Cher Mere said...


8)(8 said...

Tapir sounds like a cute book.

Tara said...

Don't know much about the Tapir... might have to pick this one up!

Toni said...

they all aoudn cute Ikow my kids wolud love the one aout Whistle, we have three guniea pigs and the kids are very fond of them..

Love the one about being nice and doing random acts of kindness,

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Plato said...

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent .