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Two Writing Teachers
Hooray! I've been reading L O T S of books since last week. I'm feeling better about my reading (too bad I have a cracked filling and a stuffy head... but that's a different slice) !!!
Here are some books I read that are worth a shout out!
This adorable story by Paul Schmid finds Petunia in a power struggle with her parents over the animal she thinks would be a perfect pet. My 4th graders cracked up at Petunia's verbal meltdown in the middle of the story. I love the beautifully simple purple illustrations.
Elizabeth Levy has a great protagonist in Cassie. She's a middle school girl with a retired football player for a dad. Cassie bounces between mom's house and dad/stepmom's house. Things get interesting when Cassie is asked to try out for the football team, even though she hasn't played since she was 7 in the Pee Wee league. I love Cassie's perseverance.
These were my favorites from this weekend's reading. Next up on the to-read list (see my list on Goodreads) are:
Happy reading to all during this holiday weekend! I'm so thankful for the time to spend with my family, friends and BOOKS!