Monday, January 28, 2013

DELIA'S DULL DAY: AN INCREDIBLY BORING STORY by Andy Myer

Lexile     Not Rated          Pages     32          Ages     4 - 8
 AR Quiz No. 153790 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 1.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

Delia's life is boring.  Bor-r-r-r-ring!  Nothing exceptional ever  happens.  But is Delia paying attention?  When she is pouring milk on her breakfast cereal does she notice the mama and baby elephant walking through the room?  Or as she walks to school, busy on her video game, does she see all of the colorful hot air balloons in the sky?  No.  Delia always looks straight ahead, never looking at what is happening around her and failing to see all the exciting fun.

I think this is a great lesson for kids!  It is a good thing to be focused on your task-at-hand, but you need to be aware of what is happening around you at the same time.  By always focusing straight ahead Delia misses out on all of the magical and exciting things in her life.  From butterflies pouring out of her tuba, to the pirate riding the school bus, to the scuba diver coming up in the commode while she is brushing her teeth, Andy Myer's colorful, imaginative illustrations will teach children to open their eyes to the wonderful world around them.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

Delia's Dull Day  can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click here http://tinyurl.com/b6blzpn and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.


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