Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Watermelon Award

It's Wednesday, which means it's time that we give a "watermelon award" to one of the bookworm's favorite books.

A Lion in the Meadow (Picture Puffin) (Paperback), by Margaret Mahy. This book came all the way from New Zealand to join our book collection. Although it arrived at a time when he mostly only liked board books, he took to this one right away. It is a lovely little story about a boy who sees a lion in the meadow by his house. He alerts his mother, who gently scolds him for making up stories and plays along with him by giving him a matchbox which she says will release a dragon. He obeys, releasing a large dragon into the meadow, which frightens the lion into the house, where they become buddies.


""'That is how it is,' said the lion. 'Some stories are true, and some aren't...'"

Bookworm's interest at 17 months: He loves to locate the baby in the book and wave his arms frantically practicing his sign language for it. But he also enjoys the whole story. He also likes to make an "H" sound for "hot" when he sees the dragon breathing fire.

To see all of our previous watermelon recipients, look for the books with the watermelon next to them in this complete list of books read.

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