Sunday, September 13, 2015


Yikes! A crazy beginning to the school year and I'm just not blogging much! I will try to do better soon! Except today's is going to have to be quick because it's a beautiful sunny early fall day and the dog is casting hopeful looks outside and the Bronco's are playing at 2:00.

OK, anyway, today's read is POPPY'S BEST PAPER by Susan Eaddy. Poppy is a little rabbit who loves to read and wants to be a writer when she grows up. When her teacher announces a writing contest, Poppy is absolutely sure she will win. Unfortunately, Poppy doesn't really want to work all that hard at her writing, and when the winner of the contest is announced, it isn't Poppy, instead, it's her best friend. Lavender Bloom.

Here is a link about the process Eaddy went through in trying to first illustrate the book using her favorite style, clay, and then finally turning it over to a different illustrator. Really interesting! And it shows readers how hard authors and illustrators work at their craft.

And the trailer for this book is really cute!

A great story about solving problems, e.g. jealousy, in friendship, or writing process, also about the importance of working hard to achieve goals.

1 comment:

Tabatha said...

Looks good! Useful, too! It's easy to get caught up in imagining winning, and forget to do the work.