A child’s perspective is a guaranteed smile

Book Review: Mr. Granite is from Another Planet by Dan Gutman Another hysterical read from Mr. Gunman! I loved this one too!!! In case you've forgotten and are just taking life way too seriously, follow the kids in this story and see how beautifully funny the world must be when everything is literal. Absolutely wonderful … Continue reading A child’s perspective is a guaranteed smile

Time to sleep

Book Review: Pete The Cat and the Bedtime Blues by James Dean Join Pete as he discovers that a trick his parents use to help him fall asleep really works on his friends too. At the same time, the friends all learn that there's a time to play and a time to rest... so they … Continue reading Time to sleep

Everybody Can Change

Book Review: The Bad Seed by Jory John Great illustrations and the moral is very clear, at the end: everybody can change. Not sure if I'd read this to my class of kids, but one on one, it could be a lovely story.It's just a little long. The protagonist makes a beautiful transformation in self-awareness … Continue reading Everybody Can Change

Teaching With Uncertain Fables

Book Review: Zachary and the Great Potato Catastrophe by Junia Wonders The rhymes are cute and the illustrations are wonderful. I'm not sure what the message is meant to be, nor the age of the audience for this book. The moral might be that sharing is good, greed is bad and both have consequences. The … Continue reading Teaching With Uncertain Fables

Top Reasons for Taking Action: What are you waiting for?

Law #11 Creating a sense of urgency “What ideas or goals do you have that you keep putting off?” That is the overriding question that haunts you throughout the 12th chapter of T.J. Hoisington’s “If You Think You Can”. This short chapter is packed with warnings about how to use your time effectively, and between … Continue reading Top Reasons for Taking Action: What are you waiting for?