Saturday, January 11, 2014

THREE HENS AND A PEACOCK by Lester L. Laminack, illustrated by Henry Cole

Lexile     AD590          Pages     32          Ages     5 - 8
 AR Quiz No. 148103 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 3.3 - AR Pts: 0.5
AR Quiz Types: RP


The Tucker's farm was quiet; the hens laid, the cows gave milk, and now and then a car would stop at the little farm stand out front. Then one day, the peacock showed up.

He had no idea what to do on a farm so he wandered down to the road and strutted his stuff, like peacocks do.  All of a sudden a LOT of cars were stopping! And when they stopped to see the peacock, they were buying milk and eggs and produce too! Yay!

The hens, however, were not happy.  They did all the work laying the eggs while the peacock got all the attention!  The peacock heard them complaining and he felt sad, thinking he wasn't being helpful around the farm.

The old hound dog suggested that the hens and the peacock try switching jobs for a day. What a great idea! The hens get all gussied up in their best finery and the peacock readies himself to lay eggs.

Does the switch work?

Read Three Hens and a Peacock and find out!

I like this book because it lets children know that no one is good at everything but everyone is good at something.  I love Henry Cole's illustrations! The picture of the hens in their finery made me laugh right out loud. : )

You can't go wrong with Three Hens and a Peacock.  It's fun and funny and has a good message too.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

Three Hens and a Peacock can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click here and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

BUGS IN MY HAIR! by David Shannon


 Lexile     AD520          Pages     32          Ages     4 - 8
 AR Quiz No. 161423 EN Fiction
IL: LG - BL: 2.1 - AR Pts: 0.5
AR Quiz Types: RP

Lice . . . . . ew.  Just . . . . . EW!  But they are a fact of life and aren't shy about making the rounds at work, at school, at home.  A child's first reaction upon learning he or she has lice is often shame, thinking that they are dirty or must have done something wrong to have been infested.

David Shannon's approach is both informative and whimsical.  He helps children understand that they aren't alone and they shouldn't be ashamed.  He explains the process for ridding a person of lice, letting them know that it could be a lengthy proposition, and one that may need to be repeated.  He talks about where they possibly could have picked them up. 

And he does all this while making them smile, and that's a good thing.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

Bugs in my Hair! can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click here and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.