Wow – Half Way There – ABC Blogging
Hard to believe that this post marks the middle of the alphabet. This has been such a fun journey. I have gotten to revisit some of my favorite books from both my childhood but also my children’s. I’ve even gotten to explore some new favorites that I found working with my preschool class.
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ABC Blogging – Letter M
I have two books to share this week. The first is a classic favorite “Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans. This book has been around for years. There are sequels to the first book written by Mr. Bemelmans. There have also been lots of different adaptations including movies and cartoon series. The story told in rhyme is about a brave and sassy little girl who lives with eleven other girls and the nun who cares for them. I was never sure if this was some kind of school or an orphanage. The story takes place in Paris and the story shows off some of the city’s highlights. Madeline has an official website where you can learn more about the history of the book and can even sign up for a birthday club where Madeline will send you birthday greetings. The illustrations are simple yet draw the reader. The New York Historical Society Museum and Library are featuring Ludwig Bemelmans’ artwork to mark the 75th anniversary of Madeline.
The second book is “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney. This story tells about a the life a woman who as a child was encouraged to do three things in life. The final item on the list was to make the world more beautiful. She traveled and had adventures but her health become a problem. When she was sick she noticed the beautiful flowers growing outside her window. In the summer she spread the lupine seeds around the area. People thought she was crazy but when the flowers bloomed they understood what she had brought to their world. The lupine itself is a versatile flower. You can find out about growing them on different websites including About Home and Plant Natural. We read Miss Rumphius as part of our Five in A Row study. At the end of the week we went out and planted some flowers of our own.
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