Friday, November 18, 2011
Hopping Dinners Fact Feast
Think you know a thing or two about hopping dinners? Test your knowledge with an early readers (children's) book, Fun Facts About Frogs!, by Carmen Bredeson (Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2008).
This is a fantastic readaloud for the early literacy crowd. There are colorful images galore, with pages packed with interesting frogger facts that will surprise and amaze you. Some hopping dinners are mighty huge! I had thought they were all rather tiny, but some were as big as moi. Think I'll have tuna-in-oil instead.
I think this book would be an excellent selection for Wild Thang and Toucan Sammy's early literacy blog about the Letter F f. If you missed it, take a look. I can wait.
Since that blog has been posted, however, perhaps Wild Thang and Sammy could add an update featuring our book trailer. Just saying.
Be sure to take a look-see at Explore to Learn: Early Literacy Fun for the Letter J j, which stands for jellyfish, jewels, and Wild Thang (i.e., Miss Jaymi), but not necessarily in that order.
Wild Thang had to fly solo this week when writing her early literacy blog for Thanksgiving, because Toucan Sammy was under the weather. (Too much late-night partying in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the Indiana Library Federation [ILF] Conference, eh, Sammy? Just saying.) You may recall that Sammy and Wild Thang were featured performers (as was Broadway Gal) in my Animal Odyssey: Marketing With Library Animals workshop a couple of days ago. Sammy must have been attending the conference, too, if what I heard was any indication. A librarian I spoke with told moi that Broadway Gal had included Sammy (and Wild Thang), as well as moi (or, at least, "Flat" Cauli), in Broadway Gal's ILF workshop about homeschool programming at libraries. Sorry I wasn't there in the crowd, Broadway Gal, but there were some swimming dinners at a nearby restaurant with my name on them. Plus, I had to go drag Scowl-Face bodily from an Italian restaurant across the street. Honestly, you'd think he never saw pizza before.
Fortunately, Sammy was well enough to wish blog readers a happy Thanksgiving, as you can see.
Fantastic Pilgrim Hat! I Want!
I want one of those cool Pilgrim hats, too, Wild Thang. Check out my blog photo to get an idea of my hat size.
We've been enjoying quite a bit of book trailering and video-crafting lately, thanks to a massive influx of new original compositions from The Music Man. Keeps us jumping, that's for sure! But it's a labor of love.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Early Literacy News Beat
P.S. Kermit the Frog is probably the most famous frogger around. Here he spoofs Frank Sinatra, singing "This Frog," from the classic children's television series, Sesame Street.