Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February Book of the Month

The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks by Dan Elish

When Jimmy's dad swears he saw a giant woodchuck in the park, Jimmy is not surprised; his dad is always telling wild stories in hopes of publishing them someday. Even though two-year-old Imogene backs up Dad's story, Jimmy doesn't believe it . . . until his father disappears overnight and his mother swears a furry creature brushed past her while she slept. When the police won't listen, Jimmy enlists the help of his detective-minded friend William, the great-great-great-great-nephew of President Taft, and William's purple flying go-cart. When the boys need reinforcements, they call on ten-year-old self-made rocket scientist Janice Claytooth. In Janice's high-tech space craft, the team discovers Grindleprick, a world where the woodchucks already do what they would do if they could: chuck all the wood they could!
Jimmy's search for his father ultimately turns into a desperate attempt to save our earth from Grindleprick's fate. When Jimmy and his companions uncover the reason behind the giant woodchucks, the plot leads them closer to home than they could've imagined.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

*My favorite book of all time*
The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another...his mother called him "WILD THING!" He gets sent to bed without supper and his adventure begins. A forest grows in his room and so does the rumpus. He begins his journey to where the wild things are. The wild things are scary looking without ever really being scary. Max becomes King of the Wild Things and he and the wild things begin their rumpus and they call Max the most wild thing of all! Soon Max grows lonely and wants to be where someone loves him most of all. He just wants to go home. This book will find you between the land of dreams and a child's imagination...a most wonderful place to be.
There truly is no place like home!
Maurice Sendak is an award winning author and illustrator. He was the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1963. Last year the movie
"Where the Wild Things Are" was released proving that some stories are simply timeless.