Thursday, February 25, 2016

Flutterby




I spent the day at Magic Wings, a butterfly conservatory. A little taste of springtime...until it snowed on the way home!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Dream Big, then do the work!

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; 
it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

You can find magic wherever you look.
Sit back and relax, 
all you need is a book.
~ Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Great First Lines Part 2

Here are some more wonderful first lines from children's literature. Read, appreciate, digest and learn...

"The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another his mother called him 'WILD THING!' and Max said 'I'LL EAT YOU UP!' so he was sent to bed without eating anything."

 "One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry."

 "Everybody knows the story of the Three Little Pigs. Or at least they think they do. But I'll let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the real story, because nobody has ever heard my side of the story. I'm the Wolf."

 "Doctor de Soto was especially popular with the big animals."

 "Jack had dinner early. Jack needed burping. So Nora had to wait."

 So is there a pat formula for the perfect first line? Not at all, these are all so different, and marvelous!



1- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
2- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
3-The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
4- Dr. DeSoto by William Steig
5- Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

I Can't Wait!!