Miss Caroline at Main
Meet Miss Caroline at Main Library!
"My favorite food is pizza: I am not picky and I like all kinds of pizza—frozen, home made, or bought at the grocery store or from any of the many area pizza joints."
"My favorite SLP topic is mud and worms, even though I don’t love getting muddy or touching worms. I just think they are really cool! And I try not to step on worms after it rains and they are all over the sidewalk. Hmm. I guess I avoid stepping in mud after it rains, too. Maybe I need to pick a new favorite topic!"
Miss Caroline would like to recommend these SLP-themed books to Dig Into Reading!
Ack! Icky, Sticky, Gross Stuff Underground by Pam Rosenberg
Recommended for ages 6 to 10
For not really being a fan of things that are icky, sticky, OR gross, this book was actually pretty interesting. It is full of things that live or go underground and the normal ways they go about living. From colonies of ants and termites to millions of bacteria in the dirt beneath our feet, we learn about some of the yucky (but necessary) things that happen without us seeing anything.
It’s easy to see why a lot of these animals and organisms are necessary--like bacteria that help to break down dead plants and animals, and worms which actually make the soil better for growing things by bringing air to deep layers of dirt and enriching the soil with their poop. Eew! Kinda gross, but totally cool!
Dig, Dig, Digging by Margaret Mayo
Recommended for ages 2 to 5
This book is one that I remember reading with my own two boys over and over (and over!) again. We loved the big construction machines and diggers, but we also really liked the variety of big vehicles like garbage trucks, fire engines, car transporters, and rescue helicopters. Besides having excellent artwork to accompany simple rhyming descriptions about each vehicle, the story also ends each page with the phrase, “They can work all day” which is perfect for reading aloud with a group of children.
It’s fun to read each page and get to the end of the story where, just like little children after a long day at work or play, the engines have to stop their beep-beeping, and their vroom-vrooming. And when the sun sets, “They can rest all night.” This would be a great bedtime story for all of your truck and tractor lovers!
Join Miss Caroline at Main Library for Summer Library Program 2013, Dig Into Reading!, beginning June 3.