In the spirit of Christmas, I wore a green dress to the Christmas Eve service. Finding something appropriate for both the weather and holiday was difficult until I remembered the sleeveless dress I purchased last spring. When the high temperature in Burlington, Vermont is 68 degrees, you can imagine the high in the more southern city of Raleigh, North Carolina — a balmy 77 degrees. Then, there’s Boston… 69, New York City… 72, Norfolk, VA…82, Naples, FL… 89!
Missing the normal holiday temperatures? Turn on the air conditioning, put on your fuzzy jammies, warm socks and snuggle with your family while reading these snowy books.
The cover of Virgil & Owen by Paulette Bogan includes a polar bear and a penguin. I asked ML, “Which do you think is Virgil? And which do you think is Owen?” She guessed correctly. Her reasoning was impressive. The text for Virgil’s name on the cover is darker. The text used for Owen’s name is white. Can you guess who is who based on this clue?
Another fabulous picture book about friendship. This time featuring the challenges of a friend wanting undivided attention. The simple text and engaging illustrations make it a perfect read for preschool teachers to their students.