Today was the beginning of National Library Week. I did 2 storytimes this morning at the library, and then went to the Chelmsford Integrated Preschool and visited 2 classes there. I started with a book about a family that loves the library. Lola loves the library so much, there are several books about her. I read Lola at the Library, but I recommend the others as well.
And Red Galoshes: a story about a rainy day has many humorous illustrations. Every color except red is muted in these illustrations. The bright red galoshes certainly stand out, and the way the children in the story imagine using them made most of the children in my storytime laugh out loud.
April is National Poetry Month, so we read Dogku by Andrew Clements. A haiku poem has 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the next line has 7 syllables, and the final line has 5 syllables. Although all the text in this book is in the form of haiku, it flows really well and there is no problem understanding the action or emotion.