Since picking a favorite picture book is so difficult for me, I am going to take a deep breath and just tell you my favorite book today. Don't worry it only took me an hour to decide. I love The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein.
I love that reading can change the way you see yourself and the world around you. Over Christmas break my grandmother gave me a couple of books to read. I read the first book she gave me this last week. Miss Adams Country Teacher tells the story of a young girl who is employed to teach in a single room classroom during the 1930's. It discusses her challenges, triumphs, and growth. It was a nice to remember how blessed I am to work with a smaller group of children who are closer in age and development. It also reminded me how important it is to tie learning into every day life. Miss Adams tried very hard to connect learning to what her students knew and were interested in. I need to do that more.
This week I also finished The Night Circus and One for the Money. I liked both of them, but enjoyed The Night Circus most. It produced such vivid pictures in my mind that it changed my dreams. Which is significant because I hardly ever dream. One for the Money made me laugh out loud, race to finish the book, and get excited about seeing the movie soon.
What are you reading?