January 28, 2012

Picking a favorite book

Happy Dally is having a giveaway. All you have to do is blog about your favorite picture book. Easy right? Wrong. My favorite book changes daily. Don't hate me. I love to read  and my local library is kind to me.

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 this book because it reminds me of dating my husband, change in my life, and the importance of having the right perspective in life.

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? 


  1. Thanks for linking up on my blog! I agree on having hard time picking just one. ;) I love Shel Silverstein!

  2. My favorite picture book is any by Kevin Henkes. I just finished up a character study on Own and Lilly and my kiddos LOVED it!

  3. OMG, I LOVED the Night Circus. I hope that it will become a series!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  4. I totally agree that reading can change the way you look at things!

    I tagged you on my blog.. come see! :)

    Loving & Learning in Pre-K

  5. I've heard a lot of good things about the Night Circus - I'll have to check it out!

    I just tagged you on my blog! I'd love for you to link up! :)

    Third Grade Teacher Files