If you caught Friday's post (and weren't too wrapped up in my embarrassing story), you may have seen that my mom got me the cutest new book last Sunday. It's called Read All About It! and it was written by Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager. I had not even heard of this book, but my mom actually went to a reading of it by Jenna herself and got a copy signed for me. Thanks, Mom!
You guys, it is the cutest book, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it, especially to all you teachers and parents of young children who might not be too interested in reading yet.
The story is about a young boy named Tyrone who can't be bothered with reading and thinks the library is a total snore zone. But because of his awesome teacher's dedication to reading aloud in the classroom, he comes to love books and decides the library is the place to be.
Not only are the illustrations hilariously adorable, the story itself is so witty and fun. I found myself laughing out loud as I turned the pages and found that the list of classroom rules on the chalkboard was growing with each book that the class read aloud. (For example, after Benjamin Franklin showed up in class while they were reading about him, "Fly Kites on Playground Only" was added to the list.)
Having dedicated teachers who care about their students is so important and this book shows how those teachers can foster a true love for learning in the young minds they get to mold each day. I had so many wonderful teachers growing up, and I am so thankful for all that I learned from them.
While artfully highlighting how important good teachers are to our society, the book is all about how fun it is to read and how reading can take you on all kinds of adventures where you'll meet loads of new friends. And that's exactly what this little blog is all about! I love reading and hope to encourage others to love it as well.
As Miss Libro (yes, the teacher's name is Miss Libro. how clever is that?) tells Tyrone in this book, "You never know who you're going to meet in a good book!"
Who was your favorite teacher in school? Who are some of your favorite literary friends?