Monday, January 31, 2011

Katy & the Big Snow

Katy & the Big Snow
How appropriate this week's FIAR book for Lena is Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. 

If you live within 300 miles of us, you're feeling like you need to stock up on toilet paper for the big snow storm headed our way.

We're having to watch the story read on the computer this week.  This is something new for us.  Despite having the hard copy of the book on hold for a month, it has never been returned by a library patron and then properly passed on to us (for shame whoever you are). 

After a quick check at some of my favorite on-line reading sites (check out storynory or storyline), I located the book being read on youtube.  The reading is a bit obscure, complete with a booming male voice and bizarre choice of orchestra music.  However, it almost is more interesting to all three kids who watched it this morning because it is so different from Mom reading.

We took some couch time this morning, also, to read two other Virginia Lee Burton books: Choo Choo and The Little House.  (Earlier in the year we had read Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel).

And, now, for the big snow!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely priceless - The poem with the pictures makes the words come alive. Jenny some day promise me you will do something with this talent. If Jack P. can write so can you!
Love, Janenne