The clues our mystery reader left us had us stumped. We weren’t exactly sure who it could be. Even when she walked in to greet us, we didn’t recognize her. It was Mrs. Sullivan’s mom!
Mrs. B was so delighted to come and join us today to read us not one but TWO stories! She first read to us a story called Lizzy’s Lion by Dennis Lee–the same author as Alligator Pie and Garbage Delight. Mrs. B chose this book because it was one of Mrs. Sullivan’s favourite books growing up. Mrs. B carefully showed us the illustrations and asked us questions as she read through the story. The story is about a girl and her pet lion. A robber enters the story and faces the wrath of the lion. The sentences rhyme and the illustrations are detailed and colourful. You’ll have to read the book to find out the ending. Can you guess what may happen?
The second book Mrs. B read was a classic Robert Munsch book called The Paperbag Princess. This is one of Mrs. B’s favourite picture books and so she wanted to share it with us today.
This is a book with a very strong female character. We talked about what the message may be in the book and how Robert Munsch often tries to tie in a message into what he writes. For instance, we thought that the message of this book could be that you can be your own hero.
This story certainly turns the typical ‘damsel in distress’ on its head.
Thank you Mrs. B (aka Mom) for spending some of your afternoon with us.