by Jesse Klausmeier
One of the best parts of blogging is being able to look back on previously read books to determine which might best fit an upcoming presentation. This is usually very important as our local schools approach their celebrations for Read Across America Day in March. It is so nice that the public librarians are remembered to be invited as "celebrity" participants. This year, I did not need to look back.
A new title arrived this winter that was a really fun fit. Klausmeier has created a story within a story, again and again. The fun part of this book is the concentrically smaller books that each new character is reading. The text is simple enough for even beginning readers. Second graders thought it was pretty cool that the book got littler. I think this story is fantastic for families, but with a whole class, that last "little book" was pretty small. Luckily, this librarian has great expressions and can still make the story come alive.