Simon gets angry and ferocious monsters appear! He thinks that it is great to have such scary creatures scare away the things that make him mad until no one wants to play with him anymore. Simon has to learn to calm down in order to find friends again. I LOVE this picture book! I think it is a great way to get children to visualize anger and how we show our anger to others when we don't realize it as well as how to calm down. I also enjoyed the chorus, "It was great, it was marvelous, it was magical..." Students will enjoy reading this at home and at school.
ALL SUMMER LONG, a graphic novel by Hope Larson (illustrator of the Wrinkle In Time graphic novel) was a fun, quick read. 📚Austin and Bina have been friends their entire lives and spend every summer together. The summer before eighth grade, though, Austin goes away to soccer camp while Bina stays home and learns how to play guitar and indie bands. A really sweet sort of friendship and growing apart while staying friends and growing into who you are.
Beautiful! Matt DelaPena tells the story of CJ and his grandmother as they ride the bus on the way to the soup kitchen after church. On the bus, CJ asks his grandmother questions which she answers enabling him to see more than what he thinks he sees. Towards the end of the story CJ wonders how his grandmother finds the beauty in everything. A great story overall of finding joy in every day experiences.