A new book and the sound of laughter #sol17

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I believe that a classroom can never have too many books, so I’m always on a quest to find new books.  Between the Children’s Literature conference at Shenandoah University, the ILA conference, and the Green Valley Book Fair, I’ve added quite a few new books to my classroom library.  One of the books that I collected this summer was an advance review copy of Josh Funk’s new book, It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk and I’ve anticipated this read-aloud for several weeks.  I couldn’t wait to see my kids’ reactions to this fabulous story!  I finally had the opportunity to share the book with my students today and my classroom was filled with laughter.  In particular, one of my quietest students giggled throughout the whole story.   In fact, I had never seen her respond to a book in this way before and it reminded me again of the power of a great story.  Listening to the sound of her laughter was one of the best parts of my day.

1 thought on “A new book and the sound of laughter #sol17

  1. Lehua Gerboc-Naulangi

    I love the power of the written word, especially in books written for children! I always hope that students will see the power of these written words and know how important it is for them to be good writers, even if they won’t ever be a “published author” themselves. I also can’t wait to find this book! If you were excited to read it out loud and it seemed like the kids enjoyed it from beginning to end, then there’s just no excuse for me to NOT find it! And yes, laughter, especially during the school day for the right reasons, is so hard to come by nowadays, so any laughter would be the best part of MY day as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

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