Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey is a super cute, rhyming story about a pug who doesn't like to share. He eventually learns why sharing is important in a very funny way.
Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey is another great, rhyming story about Pig's need to win everything and cheating. It teaches kids how mean cheating is and how it affects others.
I'll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony is precious! My favorite story of the day shows many animals asking Mr. Panda what he is baking with his repeated response to wait and see, but each animal is impatient and leaves. Each time this happens, the little penguin stands by and says, "I'll wait, Mr. Panda." and is rewarded for his patience. LOVED IT!
A Bike Like Sergio's by Maribeth Boelts teaches kids about honesty. The main character, Ruben, is very aware that his family is not like his friend, Sergio's family. Sergio has a bike that he rides to and from school everyday while Ruben walks because his family cannot afford one. One day after school, Ruben goes to the grocery store for his mom and finds a one hundred dollar bill on the street after it hsa fallen out of a woman's bag. He goes back and forth between returning it or keeping it and buying himself a bike, but in the end, he must decide for himself what he will do.
I loved this story and how it illustrated the inner turmoil that Ruben goes through and many of us do as well at some point in our lives.
Final book haul! Schlastic rewards their volunteers with books. I am so excited about Aru Shah and Refugee!
Despite my Spring Break being a little cray with my family being in town, having a family emergency, and then hosting my ENTIRE Hispanic family at my home, I still found some time to myself to read and enjoy myself a bit. I read three books and watched two book movies, so overall it wasn't too bad.
I started my break by being a hallway proctor for my schools' SAT and had enough time to finish TWO graphic novels: Speak the Graphic Novel and Gene Luen Yang's Secret Coders. Y'all. Speak the Graphic Novel was UH-MAZING! I didn't think it would be better than the actual novel, but I can confidently say that it holds up just as well as the original. Oh man, the graphics are freaking beautiful and do a perfect job of displaying Melinda's mood throughout the story. It really shows how she sees people and how her world feels like it is imploding. Honestly, I expect many awards for this book next year.
Secret Coders though, was a bit lame. The story felt cheesy and kind of lame, but the coding lesson that is taught within it was so much fun! It was easy for me to understand and I have very limited coding knowledge. I would definitely use this in an upper elementary or middle school library for my kids who are wanting to learn about coding or who enjoy a quick mystery. I hope to see more from this series.
Then my mom and I watched A Wrinkle In Time at the Alamo Drafthouse and I can again say that it did not dissapoint. I can't lie-I cried almost the entire time. Meg and her brother's world is even more beautiful in film, and the three Mrs. brought a new life to the book. My only complaints are that the twins were not in the film, nor was Aunt Beast. Although I read an article ahead of time preparing me for Aunt Beast's absence, I still missed her. I'm not an Oprah fan, but she did do a great job as Mrs. Which and being able to move Meg along.
Tuesday was Obsidio's book birthday and it was very warmly welcomed into my home! I woke up early, changed my name (FINALLY) and went to pick up my copy from BookPeople. OMG I could not put this book down. I'm nursing a book hangover even now because that ending was something amazing and wonderful. I'm truly grateful for Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff for creating such a great world for us to live in for a trilogy. If you haven't read the rest of the Illuminae Files, get on it. I'll have a vlog on this one up soon, promise.
And finally, I ended my week by taking myself on a matinee brunch date to watch Nick Robertson portray my favorite male protagonist, Simon Spier. The movie was PERFECT! The Spier family was just as quirky as I expected and while there were a few changes (*AHEM* Leah's crush* AHEM*) the film was great. It wasn't overdone and was a perfect portrayal of a teen coming to terms with his sexuality and navigating coming out.
How was your Spring Break? What did you read?