Library storytelling morning activity for March

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Amy Eckmeder as storyteller.

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es

March storytelling around the book:

“Dexter Bexley and the big blue beastie”

by Joel Stewart

Tellebration: Saturday, March 28th 2009, 12 p.m.

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“A little boy called Dexter Bexley meets a large blue creature in a small bowler hat who wants to eat him. But Dexter has a better idea. He distracts the monster by finding him more amusing things to do. Together they engage in activities ranging from a flower-delivery business (so successful that they end up with a boardroom high up in an office block) to a detective agency that solves the Rubber Glove Affair and the Great Sausage Heist. The beastie gets bored easily, and when he does, he gets hungry. But by the time Dexter has run out of distracting ideas, the two are friends, and eating a lollipop is more tempting than eating your friend. This book is an inspired celebration of imaginative play, working at simple and sophisticated levels, in real time and fantasy time. It is comic, suspenseful and tender, has surprising developments, and Stewart’s grainy, surreal, retro images — with, for instance, a mountainous sundae, a beastie whose face looks as though it has been torn off at the edge and characters tied up with sausages — are a delight.”

From The Times Online.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

 http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=0552554359

 http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379/post/1680012768.html

 http://martsubhub.lib.wv.us:8000/kcweb/kcContent?isbn=082342068X&type=review&controlnumber=eph00065759&referedby=titlelist

Library storytelling morning activity for February

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Amy Eckmeder as storyteller.

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es

February storytelling around the book:

“Two Left feet”

By Adam Stower

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 12 a.m.

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“The Two Left Feet” By Adam Stower

Two Left Feet is a children’s book. It is about a group of monsters who love to dance and tell a story of one monster called Rufus. Rufus is sad because although he loves to dance, he can only do the ‘wallop’. All of the monsters are invited to a grand ball at the palace, but Rufus is unable to find a partner to go with. Rufus bumps in to Sadie who is the perfect partner. The story has a happy ending for Rufus. I liked Two Left Feet because the pictures were nice and colourful and showed lots of funny monsters. I also liked the way the words were all wiggly. Two Left Feet was an interesting and fun story and I really liked Rufus because he was funny and cute. I liked everything about this book. I would recommend this book to boys and girls who enjoy colourful, fun and entertaining story books.

Extraído de Young Writer.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.hcpl.net/kidsite/funandgames/SRP/forms/gowildmonsters.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/teachers/pdf/5_9/hop_skip_and_jump_spring2007.pdf