story by David LaRochelle
illustrations by Mark Fearing
When Martha claims that green beans are bad, she has no idea just how bad until they start attacking old ladies, teachers, cooks, and everyone else who has ever said, "Eat your green beans." When the beans kidnap her parents, Martha has a decision to make. My only problem with this book is that the author claims that green beans are bad but broccoli is good. I beg to differ. I find broccoli to be VERY suspicious.
The Watermelon Seed
story and illustrations by Greg Pizzoli
Crocodile loves watermelon as much as I do. "I like it for breakfast, I like it for lunch, I like a big salty slab for dinner...and I LOVE it for dessert!" Right on, Crocodile! But there can be too much of a good thing, as Pizzoli wittily and brilliantly describes using the barest text and a simple four-color palette. There hasn't been a croc this charming and lovable since Lyle.
We decorated small plant pots with markers and ladybug stickers, then we added potting soil, some herb seeds (dill, oregano, or sage), threw in a little more soil and water, and discussed how to grow the herbs at home and what they can be used for. Fingers crossed for germination!
If you have children between the ages of 4 and 6, please join us next Tuesday. There is no charge, and registration is not required, but tickets will be given out starting at 1:30. The program is limited to 18 children, ages 4-6.