Literary Quote Trivia

The Last Trivia quote:

“What doesn’t Tanya want to do?

Sometimes she doesn’t want to go shopping.

Or she doesn’t want to go home.

Or she doesn’t want to wear her warm winter boots

because her sandals are much prettier”

came from I Won’t Comb My Hair! by Annette Langen and illustrated by Frauke Bahr. This is a great book to share with a youngster that does not like combing their hair. Stop! Wait! That is my little 9 month old at home. If I even look at her hair funny she starts crying. The main character Tanya refuses to comb her hair and as a result strange things begin to inhabit in her hair and make her life a bit complicated. Please check it out at your nearest library!.

Here is the next Literary quote:

” This Little chick from over the way went  to play with the pigs one day.

And what do you think they heard him say?”

Please share you thoughts!

Poetry Wednesday: “I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus” by Jack Prelutsky

I love  Jack Prelutsky. He has a great sense of humor and a master at playing with words. Here is a selection from I’ve Lost My Hippotamus  which is also the title of the poem I am sharing today. Please check out this collection and jack prelutsky at your nearest library!

I’ve lost my hippotamus,

The situation’s werid.

One minute she was next to me,

Then poof! she disappeared.

It’s hard to lose a hippo,

For a hipp’s truly huge–

I’m sensing something fishy,

Some unsavory subterfuge.

I’ve searched and searched with no sucess,

I’ve yet to find a clue

To her status or location,

I’m unsure of what to do.

If you spot a hippopotamus

Where usually there’s none,

Please let me know, the odds are good

You’ve found my missing one.

Literary Quote Trivia

Happy Friday Everyone

Last weeks quote :

“Hewitt, standing in all his splendor and glory, seemed tall compared to his former self. Now his parents understood. Hewitt did indeed know how to live among the gigantic things. And because he was small, Hewitt was just as he should be. For his parents realized that bug or small, either is best of all!”

was from Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life by Jerdine Nolen and Illustrated by kadir Nelson. It is a mix of Thumbelina and Jack and The Bean Stock. It is a great  read that is a tad bit too long to read aloud to a group, but it is a ideal one-on-one read. Please check it out at your nearest library.

Here is the next quote:

“What doesn’t Tanya want to do?

Sometimes she doesn’t want to go shopping.

Or she doesn’t want to go home.

Or she doesn’t want to wear her warm winter boots

because her sandals are much prettier”

Can you guess which picture book this comes from?

Literary Quote Trivia

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Last week’s quote :

Cats here, cats there,

Cats and kittens everywhere,

Hundreds of cats,

Thousands of cats,

Millions and billions and trillions of cats.”

came from Millions of Cats by Wanda Gg.  I loved this books as a kid and I love hearing my sister read it aloud to me. please check it out at  the nearest library.

This week’s  quote is :

“Hewitt, standing in all his splendor and glory, seemed tall compared to his former self. Now his parents understood. Hewitt did indeed know how to live among the gigantic things. And because he was small, Hewitt was just as he should be. For his parents realized that bug or small, either is best of all!”

Can you guess which children’s book this phrase comes from? Until next week!

Read-a-likes !

Hello all

I have read The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart and I loved it! It is refreshing to read a book  featuring dynamic children protagonists which  has no magical aspects  in it. In The Mysterious Benedict Society  the children are recruited by adults to save the world based on their unusual abilities. If  you have read this series and loved it and are looking for something similar than I have just the thing! The Ability by M.M. Vaughn also feature extraordinary children who at the age of twelve have the heighten ability to do and learn remarkable things with their minds.  These children with “the ability” are recruited to save various facility members from an old institution,who are being attacked through their minds. Though The Ability is darker in tone than The Mysterious Benedict Society,  they  share in common a mystery  and the need for adults to be saved. Interested? Please check it out at your nearest library. Enjoy!

Literary Quote Trivia

Happy Friday Everyone !

Last week’s  quote: https://theliterarybug.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/e5580-cover_mockup-final_sticker.jpg

“ His life was a book of his own writing, one orderly page after another. He would open it every morning and write of his joys and sorrows, of all that he knew and everything he hoped for.”

came from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce. This is an awesome book for all bookworms and book lovers. Please check it out.

Here is this week’s literary quote:

“Cats here, cats there,

Cats and kittens everywhere,

Hundreds of cats,

Thousands of cats,

Millions and billions and trillions of cats.”

Can you guess which children’s book this quote comes from? Until next week!

Literary Quote Trivia

Happy Friday Everyone !

Last week’s quote:  “When the tide of night rises again,

Bat will wake and plunge

into the blackness, shouting.

  Bat loves the night.”

came from Bats Loves The Night by Nicola Davies. She is an

author that writes many books  on animals. If you are looking for materials to introduce your kids to different  types of animals, she is the author to start with.

Here is this week’s literary quote:

His life was a book of his own writing, one orderly page after another. He would open it every morning and write of his joys and sorrows, of all that he knew and everything he hoped for.”

Can you guess which book this quote comes from? Until next week!

National Poetry Month Selection: “The Lichen We”

 Hello Everyone !

Here is a selection from Ubiquitous by Joyce Sidman, a volume that highlights “Nature’s Survivors”. Enjoy!

The Lichen We

(after Siegfried Sassoon’s “Man and Dog”)

 

Who’s this—alone with stone and sea?

It’s just the lowly Lichen We:

the alga I, the fungus me;

together, blooming quietly.

 

What do we share–we two together?

A brave indifference to the weather.

A slow but steady growing pace.

Resemblance to both mud and lace.

 

As we now, so we shall be

(if air clear and water free):

the proud but lowly Lichen We,

cemented for eternity.

National Poetry Month Selection: “The Genie In The Flask”

   In the folktale of Aladdin we see a young boy who finds a lamp and has his wishes granted. This is the perception of a genie that we all have, a being that on command will perform any task that we require of it.  Today’s poem  selection “The Genie In The Flask”, from Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein we see a genie in a different light. Enjoy!

 The Genie In The Flask

I opened up that magic flask,

And zoof, up popped a genie.

I thought he’d be my slave, but no–

This genie is a meanie.

instead of filling every wish

And doing all my bidding,

He says that I must be his slave,

And oh, He isn’t kidding.

I sweat and cough with no days off

From Tuesdays until Mondays.

I cook his beans and scrub his back

And wash his yucky undies

And sweep and paint–this surely ain’t

The magic I was hopin’.

I guess in life it all depends

Which magic flask you open.