On Tuesday, I’ll be presenting my first program for kindergarten through second graders at my newly renovated library. On Thursday, it will be for third – fifth graders. I’ll start the program with the clever book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Then, we’ll brainstorm what you can put on a sandwich. From there, its a creative mixed-media bonanza. I have construction paper, fancy cutting scissors, colored pompoms, tissue paper, chenille stickers, feathers, buttons and more which each child can use to create their own sandwich. Thankfully, I have artistic coworkers to compensate for my lack of visual artistry. Below is an example sure to entice families to return to the library next week.
Goodnight Already by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies – I read this to my five-year-old nephew. He loved the illustrations. At the page spread without words he howled. The text cracked him up too. “Wanna play some cards? Watch a movie? Start a band? Make smoothies?”
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach – Other than a lettuce leaf, a sandwich has disappeared. Was it the bear or someone else? ML thinks the bear. I’m not convinced. We’re curious to hear what you think.
A Violin for Eva by Mary Lyn Ray and illustrated by Tricia Tusa – When Elva was young, she wanted a violin more than anything; but her parents didn’t know her dream. As she grew older, she still had the dream but felt she was too busy. Then, too old. Until, one day…
A Castle Full of Cats by Ruth Sanderson – ML thinks this book is exquisite. The detailed illustrations of dozens of cats, the castle, the queen and the king enchant.