Why did the librarian slip on the floor? Because she was in the non-friction section. HA, HA, HA! April is National Humor Month, launched by comedian Larry Wilde to combat the stresses of tax season and gloomy days of April and to highlight the benefits of laughter. Join in and lighten up someone’s day with a good joke. If you don’t know any (or, like me, you always forget the ones you’ve been told), come to the library and check out one of our many joke books. If you can remember, share a joke with us in the comments! Knock, knock! (Hee hee!)
Does the name “Amelia Bedelia” make you chuckle? That wacky character is still taking figures of speech literally and making a giant mess. Do you have a favorite zany Amelia Bedelia mix-up? Mine is when she was asked to plant the bulbs, and she buried boxes of light bulbs in the yard. I remember begging my mom to read “Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia” over and over, and the other titles were pretty darn good, too.
January 29th is Amelia Bedelia Day. Celebrate this comical character’s 50th birthday by: Continue reading
It starts with a paper dragon.
My 8-year-old recently became intensely interested in origami. Gardens of paper flowers have bloomed all over her bedroom floor, thwarting any hopes of vacuuming. She taught herself (by consulting a library book, naturally) how to fold cranes, and then she quickly adapted the crane design to make a dragon. This accomplishment first occurred at school, and at pick-up time she came marching to the car with a giant folded-paper creation. I greeted her and asked about her paper friend. “It’s a dragon,” she said. “His name is Taco Lover.” Now, maybe she chose this name because it was Taco Night Tuesday at our house, or maybe she is simply always thinking about tacos. (They are a favorite.) But just a few days later, I read in Publisher’s Weekly a starred review of this forthcoming book: “Dragons Love Tacos.”
(This is where you should be hearing that “Twilight Zone” theme song playing in your head.) Continue reading