Remember on Monday when I was feeling all flibbertigibbetty?
Well, I decided I'm not the only one who feels that way. Life is crazy! :) So for today's Perfect Picture Book I chose some balm for the flibbertigibbeted soul :)
Written & Illustrated By: Lemniscates
Magination Press, March 2012, Fiction
Suitable For: ages 3-8
Themes/Topics: listening, taking time to notice yourself and your world
Opening: "In the silence I can hear the waves crashing and the wind playing with my kite."
Brief Synopsis: A child takes different moments of peace and quiet throughout the day, in different seasons, and in different locations, to see what the world has to say.
Links To Resources: I think the best activity for this book is to do exactly what it says: listen! What can you hear in the quiet of your room? What can you hear if you listen quietly outside? What do you notice when you take the time to absorb what's going on around you? Try just being quiet for a few minutes :)
Why I Like This Book: Let's face it - life is busy! Even for kids. This lovely, peaceful, quiet book reminds children and parents to pause for a few minutes, listen. and reflect. The book is filled with lovely lines like, "In Spring, I can hear the bees loving flowers" and "When I listen I can hear my feet when dancing my heart when running..." This book may be as close as you can get to meditating with the under 6 set :) I find it very peaceful :)
For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.
Since we're talking Perfect Picture Books today, let me just say that I'm pretty excited that the Perfect Picture Book book marks arrived this week! They turned out beautifully! I have the following packaged up and ready to send out to the wonderful people who are taking it upon themselves to help spread the word of our endeavors here:
Beth - 200
Vanessa - 100
Patricia N. - 100
Donna - 100
Darshana - 50
Kirsten - 50
Heather B. - 50
Laura M. - 50
Julie R-Z - 30
Kim Mac. - 30
Clar - 25
Penny - 25
Stacy - 25
Vivian - 25
Jennifer R. - 25
Joanna - 20
Pat - 15
Jarm - 15
Alison - 10
If you asked for book marks and don't see your name here, please let me know! Saba and Amy both said they would like some but I need to know how many. Vanessa, Patricia N,. and Donna - I'm happy to send you more if you need them - please let me know - but I only had 1000 to start. ONLY! I can't believe we used them ALL!
If anyone else would like book marks to pass around to local libraries, schools, teachers, parents, day care providers, preschools, etc., please let me know. If you email your address and let me know how many, I'm going to order some more and I'll send them along!
And now, a quick reminder before the weekend, when some people might be able to find a few spare minutes to work on it... The Halloweensie Contest is next week! - Wednesday October 31 to be exact!! - tons of fun and a great prize (as well as incredible fame should you happen to win :))!!! So whip up those 100 words! For complete details, please see HERE. And can I just say, I don't know what's up with the weather, but after saying I hoped we wouldn't get 2 feet of snow that knocks out the power and the internet like last year, would you believe we have a HUGE storm predicted for Tuesday into Wednesday? I am going to do my best to get the post written ahead (Stop that! I hear you rolling around on the floor laughing! I didn't promise, I said I'd TRY!) so that everyone will be able to add their links and such even if I can't get on to read. By planning ahead, I'm hoping to scare the storm away altogether. I am that powerful. But in case the worst happens, we will still have our contest whenever the power comes back on!
PPBF bloggers, please add your post-specific links to the list below. I can't wait to see what shows up this week! :)
Have a great weekend, everyone! :)