Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reading and Sharing

There are so many good books to read. If you go to school you probably have lots of chances to talk about books with your friends. What fun to share the silly, exciting, beautiful, thoughtful things you find when you read.
If you aren’t in school you can still share what you’ve read when you visit the library or at play-group or anywhere you go. The people at the grocery store, your care-giver, your doctor, most people like to hear a good story. You can ask, “Would you like to hear about the book I read?”
Reading is so good for you. So is napping.

P.S. At the beginning of this post there is a photograph of a pile of books. Two of those books are library books. See if you can find them.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

How Does it Happen?

Do you know what a procedure is? A procedure is the way something gets done.
If you want to call someone on the phone, you must dial their phone number,
that's the only way you will be able to talk to your friend or your grandma or your dog.

We have a procedure that we use to create our books.
It involves talking and drawing and writing and looking.
Here are some examples of how a drawing was created.
The artist looked at the dog. The artist took a photograph
of the dog so that she would remember certain details.
But she also did quick sketches to capture the dog's nature. 
One drawing she made with a pencil. The other drawing was
made using ink.

Don't you wonder who this interesting creature is? Wouldn't you like to know this dog's story?
If you like, write a story about this dog and we'll post it on our blog for others to read and enjoy! You can also tell us about the procedure you used to create your story.