Monday, November 26, 2012

This week, I am reading "Heartbeat," by Sharon Creech.  Like her other books,"Love That Dog" and "Hate That Cat," this is a book written in verse--small poems that give snapshots of the life of the main character, 12-year-old Annie.  This is now the third book in verse by this author that I have read, and the style still feels fresh to me.  I enjoyed all of the poems, from the serious ones about Annie's grandfather losing his memory to the funny ones about her "alien" baby brother. 

I also read the French book "Bizarre, Bizarre" by Audren.  It's a cute, short chapter book about a little boy whose new teacher (from England) acts in an unorthodox way.  For homework one day, he tells the students to bring "une bizarrerie" (something strange) to class.  In a funny scene at the dinner table, Félix gets annoyed at his family for being too normal, because otherwise, he would have an easier time bringing something weird to school!  

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