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Popcorn, blankets and Interrupting Chickens Friday 9-4-2015

Can a children's book REALLY help an adult?
The Popcorn Book by Tomie de Paola
This author has written & illustrated hundreds of books! This one is full of fun facts about popcorn. One of the things I learned was if your popcorn kernels look dried out you can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to the popcorn jar and shake it around until it is absorbed! This past Spring my son and I popped popcorn on the stove nearly every day. It was so delicious and easy and enjoyable. We wondered why people ever stopped popping it in a pan on the stove top in the first place! I’ll never buy microwave popcorn again!
This Week's Fav!
Tim and the Blanket Thief by John Prater
This book was one of my son’s favorites as a preschooler. Probably because he had a dearly loved blanket too. My son, much like the boy in this book, was adventurous and daring in his world of pretend play, but real life was a bit more frightening and required a comforting blanket most days.
The best line is the last one in this book,
“But even the bravest boy ever still cuddled his blanket for just a little longer.”
Beautiful watercolor illustrations in this work.
Creative Interactions!
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Hello, my name is Lynn and I’m an Interrupter.
I do not think children are the only ones who speak out of turn! Many adults, present company included, need to work on staying quiet and listening! This is a super cute story helping us interrupters understand just how exasperating we can be sometimes.
A fun activity that goes with this book would be to make a simple origami chicken beak together. You could read the story two times. Read it once, then make the origami chicken beak together. Then, after the chicken beak is finished, read it again and make the origami chicken beak “speak” the interrupting parts!
Here is the link to the origami instructions:
http://www.origami-fun.com/support-files/origami-snapper-print.pdf
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