Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Library Visit

There are so MANY great topics to cover during the Spring. There just isn't enough time to get to everything.

This explains why I was in our school library today looking for non-fiction books about frogs.  Our librarian and I started out looking for environmental books, but I got sidetracked. I can definitely get sidetracked in a library. I decided I also needed to collect some good non-fiction frog books.

That took me to this great find:


Initially, the cover caught my eye. I couldn't resist that picture! When I noticed that Loreen Leedy (absolutely LOVE her books) was one of the authors and illustrator of the book, I knew I had to check it out. It's not about frogs, but animal sayings. But then again, it does have a few frog sayings in it, too. How clever! My class loves play with words. I can't wait to share the book with the class.

Just by chance, I then happened upon this book in a nearby section:


Again, the cover caught my eye. I thought, "WOW! It's another Loreen Leedy book." I'd never seen this one before. 

Do you see the frog on the cover? The frog is showing his friends (a lizard and a snail) all the graphs he is making. The lizard comments that he also likes making graphs. The snail suggests that the frog and the lizard have a graphing contest. The frog and the lizard will make the graphs, and the snail will be the judge.

 I love how Loreen Leedy is able to convey mathematical concepts in her books in a way that truly engages children. She uses humor and conversation that children understand. You absolutely have to see this book! The illustrations are amazing! This is another book I can't wait to share with my class. 

I know. Neither of these books are non-fiction books about the environment or frogs.

But I did say, I'm easily distracted in a library.

I guess you can tell I'm a big fan of Loreen Leedy books. You can visit her website here.

Wishing you many great finds when you get distracted in the library,

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mona. Thanks for posting the books! I'm going to have to check out our library and see if I can find them.

    See you are a fairly new blogger - me too! I just became a follower! :-)

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  2. I love her books!

    Your blog is so cute! It makes me happy to visit it!

    I would be thrilled if you would visit me...and maybe follow me too! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  3. Wow, thanks for the shout out, Mona!

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    1. Loreen,
      I am just thrilled that you saw my post. I am in awe of your talent!
      Mona

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