Y’all, I’m having so much fun introducing you to James Burd Brewster’s wonderful Glad to Do It! Series. This month, I’m featuring Uncle Rocky the Fireman again, only this time he’s looking for a firehouse dog. And you know what that means…
I was already in love with this series, but now that I’ve gotten my hands on this one I’m feeling a little obsessed. Sparky’s Rescue is not only super informative about dalmatians, it’s an homage to adopting pets who need good homes. Every time I read one of Mr. Brewster’s books I am completely floored by how much information he can pack into a fun picture book. These stories not only entertain, they teach.
That, my friends, is the stuff. So let’s hop right to some fun activities that will help your kiddos learn even more. Because yeah yeah.
With simple vocabulary and lush illustrations, Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber will have your littles pumped about autumn. Maybe even as excited as I am.
Maybe not. But it could happen.
I can’t help that all my favorite-ist things happen in autumn. The world turns a billion shades of red and gold. Leaves fall en masse (my favorite is when I’m driving and they fall in front of my car). Pumpkins ripen. Indian corn abounds. Apple cider is available. Pumpkin Pie or Homemade Maple Cream coffee creamer (I only take creamer in autumn. The rest of the year I drink my coffee black). Also, you probably need my recipe for that yummy Maple Creamer, so scroll down and I’ll add it in here.
I’m cool like that.
Oh, my friends, I have a new Glad to Do It! book for you this week, and I’m excited to tell you that this one comes with a giveaway!
I’m co-hosting a giveaway of 4 Glad to Do It! books along with my friends Lisa from Homeschool Insights and Joanne from Our Unschooling Journey. The cool part? When you include today’s Story Time, the giveaway is for all 4 of the J2B books for which I’ve created activities. You can read Lisa’s entire post about the books here.
Are you pumped? I am! Let’s get to it!
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert is one of my favorite-ist picture books ever. Although it is an autumn book, it can be uses for leaf observation at any time of year.
The sweet story of the Leaf Man’s journey always makes me happy, and I’ve never met a kid who didn’t feel the same way.
When I worked at the library, I created a story time for the library a couple times with this book. It lends itself so well to crafts and projects.