While we were having fun barbecuing, eating watermelon, and hotdogs, and hamburger grilled outside, and drinking our favorite drinks and playing yesterday, it was such fun. But do you know that it was because of the meaning of this day, Memorial Day, that we could have such fun. So let’s see what makes it so special:
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
I love this picture because it shows a little kid, laughing and very happy. She’s excited about her life, even though she is in a wheelchair. That’s great isn’t it. Just like you and me she likes reading, video games, her own cell phone, ice cream, the movies, sports and more. I am sure she likes to have a couple of really good friends to sit at lunch with her in the lunch room and call her and just to have fun with.
In fact we all like those things. So, the next time while you’re in school or at the mall or outside playing or even at the community swimming pool and you see a special child, whether in a wheel chair or walking with braces on his or her legs or maybe even unable to communicate regular, like we know it, think to yourself: “Hey, there’s someone who might be a really good friend to me and I can be a really good friend to him or her.”
Let me tell you, special friends are the best. Talk to you later.
Well, I had a wonderful time at my book signing and reading Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas at an elementary school in a suburb of Detroit. You can see some of the pics below. I had a wonderful time and so did the children. In case you don’t know it, that’s me in the elf outfit. We had loads of fun. I told you that reading is a lot of fun especially when you get together with others and have a reading party. I want you to see how much fun I had and enjoy the pictures. Have a wonderful and fun and safe Merry Christmas and a beautiful New Year.
This is Bookman. I haven’t been here for a while because I have been reading and helping others during this beautiful summer season to get the fever for reading. In fact, we heard that Jenny had a reading party with some of her friends. Well, when we heard about that, we said we wanted to have a reading party, too.
So, I got with Junior Rabbit and he got with some of his friends and before we knew it, lots of guys and gals were reading and having fun doing it. See, if you like to read and enjoy reading to others, before long, a lot of others will catch on, too. I gotta go, but remember to keep it simple (AND FUN) read a book! Check out the readers below.
I’ve been talking a lot about reading to all of you. But let’s plan a reading party. That’s when we get together and all have a book to read or several books to read. We’ll sit around and enjoy our book and then after a time, we’ll take a break, get some refreshments like apple slices and peanut butter or fruit cups or yoghurt or even granola bars. (Boy, I’m getting hungry!) When we are having our refreshments, we can take turns and tell the other party goers what our book was about. See, I told you that reading really rocks! LET’S READING PARTY! The Summer will soon be over!
Now this is an assignment that will be very good for everyone! Get your little brothers and sisters together or your nieces and nephews or your neighborhood kids and sit down and read them a book. I’ll bet you thought I had something hard for you to do. But nope, it’s not hard at all. In fact, it’s fun and you will see that the kids will love it! That way, you’ll let them know early in their lives that reading really rocks!
Let me know real soon how the children enjoyed you reading to them. Hey, I gotta go and do the same thing right now. Talk to you later.
Here are two of my books that I wrote. Mom and Dad can get them on Amazon.com
Boy, oh boy! The Library is a fun place to spend a day. Why they have hundreds of books for toddlers, and elementary school students, teens and adults. I went there a couple of days myself and I got a book and went into the reading room. There were so many kids and adults just sitting around reading. They have a computer room, where you can get on the computer and do lots of things, like check your email and write letters and you can print them out.
They even have some authors who wrote children’s books come and sit with the kids on certain days and read the books they written and have a good fun talk with the kids. I had the chance to go and read my book to some librarians one day. I was so excited! If you are looking for answers to some questions you need answered, go to the library and ask the librarians to help you out. They are the best at helping anyone find what they need.
Ask Mom and Dad to make it part of your summer vacation to take a trip to the library so you can enjoy all the music, books, movies and other fun activities they have. See you there. Remember, reading opens the world up to you. Talk to you later.