more folk/fairy tales...nothing exciting to talk about

As mentioned in this post, I am steadily reading; working my way through folklore and fairy tales alike--focusing on the stories that originate from specific regions around the world. This will benefit my Fall group...I hope.

Yesterday's three were:

The Hunterman and the Crocodile by Baba Waque Diakitre

A Coretta Scott King Award Winner for its working together peacefully solution...which I was not expecting. Would have been more exciting had the crocodile eaten the hunterman.


The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth

I loved the pictures in this book. Also, I liked how this book ended in true folktale fashion with the last page of the story containing a rhyming moral.


Cinderella by Charles Perrault,
modern retelling and pictues by Loek Koopmans and Anthea Bell

I was not really impressed with this retelling or the pictures--Cinderella and the prince looked like they were about 10 years old. I think I prefer the Grimm Brothers Cinderella story better.

Still gearing up for Summer Reading. We had our big kick-off this week and I have over 145 chitlins signed up for my program alone. That is 145 kids just in the K-2nd grade age group I am working with. Granted not all of them are going to come to my weekly program, I still feel like I need to prepare a lot more stuff for our art projects JUST IN CASE!

Our kick-off lasted for two hours and consisted of a band (comprised of one of our Pages and his friends), face-painting (bug themed, just like Summer Reading) and the kids coloring butterflies that will decorate our windows soon.

Otherwise:

  • We have our second softball game tonight.
  • Been too chilly this week, temps in the 60s = no swimming.
  • I am now in charge of the monthly young adult (ages 18-35) socials (with Vic) at our church.
  • Got rid of Will today. He was picked up and taken to be stripped of anything valuable and then sent to the car demolisher. Getting used to Sirius.

Comments

Paz said…
I used to love to read folklore and fairy tales when I was younger. I haven't done so in a while but I still enjoy them. I'll have to pick up a book or two.

Happy reading,
Paz
They are fun stories that I am really enjoying reading before I get into my "adult books" at the end of the day. (Adult books as in books for adults not porno novels--thought I would clarify!) :)
Paz said…
LOL! Thanks for the clarification. ;-)

Paz

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