I need your help with an non chicken problem

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by rancher hicks, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I am looking for a children's book.

    I don't know the name of the book, author or title. Only the synopsis.

    IT'S ABOUT A BROTHER WHO VISITS HIS SISTER WHO OWNS A CAT THAT WANTS TO GET OUT AND TRAVEL. THE SISTER WISHES THE CAT WERE NOT SO MUCH WORK AND WOULD JUST STAY PUT. THE BROTHER IS WEARING ONE OF THOSE BLACK RUSSIAN TYPE HATS. AT THE END WHEN THE BROTHER LEAVES HE PUTS THE SLEEPING CAT ON HIS HEAD AND LEAVES HIS HAT SITTING ON THE CHAIR. THE SISTER DOESN'T REALIZE THE MIX UP BUT IS HAPPY THAT THE CAT JUST STAYS PUT. THE CAT HOWEVER IS HAPPY BECAUSE HE GETS TO SEE THE WORLD FROM ATOP THE BROTHERS HEAD.

    If you read to your children and grandchildren here is a good book I found again. It's called Tulips by Jay O'Callahan and Debrah Santini.

    For a New children's board book I'd like to recommend The Pout Pout Fish. It's a great book for a two year old. Our grandson loves it.

    Remember RIF Reading is Fundamental. Parents who read are more likely to have children who read. Children who are read to when young are also more likely to read. Children who are readers are more likely to do well in Math and school in general.

    Please make it a habit to read to your kids before bed.

    Thanks in advance if you can help me.
     
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  2. Goosegrrl

    Goosegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not familiar with the cat story, but I love recommendations for children's books as I have a granddaughter who just had her first birthday. We are only using hard books for now to avoid torn pages, but we READ.

    Yes, Reading is Fundamental!
    My own grandmother was a teacher. I grew up reading, reading, reading, and loving it!
    I studied to teach as well but became too ill due to a very serious medical issue to finish my last semester of training in the classroom. I'm not sure I regret not ending up in the classroom, but I'll certainly never regret the education I got.
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Have you seen "My Great Aunt Arizona" ? If not it's a great book about teaching. It's still available in paperback.

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  4. Krs Yng Chicks

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    I am sure if you go to your local library and ask the Children's Librarian you will get your answer. Your local public library may even have a number for telephone assistance and you could call them.

    Sounds like an extraordinary book, would like to read it myself, lol!

    Kris
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I will give them a visit. I do a great deal with the library. They've helped me in the past with term papers and genealogy research.

    There are so many good childrens books. I even read some myself as we didn't have alot of books when I was young. When I did read I read out loud. Now they say children who read out loud are better readers. My mother used to yell at me for reading out loud.
     
  6. Goosegrrl

    Goosegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Odd story about reading out loud.
    When I was very young my brother and I were given a tape recorder by our mother so that we could practice our reading. It was great for pronunciation, and gave us confidence for reading aloud in the classroom. I still think that it would be a very good tool for kids who are having trouble to practice with. Personally, I will be having my granddaughter read aloud to our dogs, there are programs that have proven the worth of this. And will make sure that she has read-along books on record or tape as I did. I LOVED my read-along records.
    Read-alongs were great as my mother died when I was seven, and I didn't have anyone to read with me much after that.
     
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  7. Goosegrrl

    Goosegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked this one up... It's great. Definitely one to add to the collection.
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  8. lazy gardener

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    When my dtr was about 2, I was amused to see her walk up to our black lab with a book in her hand. She'd sit down on the floor and open the book, holding it in front of the dog. She was non verbal about it, but, she was asking the dog to read to her.
     
  9. wyoDreamer

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    Where I lived in Wyoming, the elementary school for the local kids was near our subdivision ( about 1 mile away). A 1 room school house (basement was the gym, lunch room and Polling place for voting), 8 kids total for grades 1 though 5; two teachers for the whole school, lol! One of the activities they did was have a couple of the locals bring their dogs in and let the kids read to the dogs. The dogs really liked it and it made huge improvements in a couple of the kids reading levels.
     
  10. rancher hicks

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    Sounds great.

    I was just at a wedding and the favors were Book Marks. One of the men at the table who has a PHD didn't know what they were? I said don't your kids read? I just was dumbfounded.

    Similar to this one though all hand made, but not as ornate. Still I was surprised people had to be told what they were.

    Every kid should be read to and often. My newest find is the The Pout Pout Fish. A hard board my grandson likes. If you don't have a grandson, Adopt one. [​IMG]

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