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,


  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! :-)

  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's Heart

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

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


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