It is long past time for another post ... so I thought I'd share an old favorite that I am reading with first grade this week. Just as sort of a reminder.
So the first reason we like this book is her name. It's just fun to say. The second reason, of course, is that at one time or another we've all been here. ACK! Where did I leave my library book? Is it in "beds or baskets or bathtubs? Tool boxes or toy boxes or cereal boxes?" (Not an exact quote but you get the idea.) And then it becomes funny to see just how many people she can convince to help her look for the book (and how long it takes the story listeners to figure out from clues dropped by the people she asks just WHAT book it was that she misplaced).
There is a happy ending to this one, though as any librarian knows many lost book stories do not end up with such a twist. Still. The kids like to start chanting along with the names of all the people helping Stella look for her book. And we get to have a good talk about always having a place to keep all important things, including library books.