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Reading Series – Green Eggs & Ham


I think it would be very safe to assume that almost everyone at one point or another has read a book by Dr. Seuss.  I have and my daughter has quite the collection on her shelf.  One of her favourites is “Green Eggs & Ham.”
First published in 1960, ‘Green Eggs & Ham’  “was the 4th best-selling English language children’s book of all time.”  A part of the ‘Beginner’s Books’, this book has only 50 different words and simple vocabulary for children learning how to read.  It was a bet stemming between Dr. Seuss and his publisher that resulted in so few different words.  His publisher didn’t think he could write a book using that small amount of words.  Teacher’s and children have been reading this book since it’s publication and has been a class favourite ever since.

Don’t Bring Camels In The Classroom


Don’t Bring Camels In The Classroom

By Kenn Nesbitt

Don’t bring camels in the classroom.
Don’t bring scorpions to school.
Don’t bring rhinos, rats, or reindeer.
Don’t bring mice or moose or mule.

Pull your penguin off the playground.
Put your python in a tree.
Place your platypus wherever
you think platypi should be.

Lose your leopard and your lemur.
Leave your llama and your leech.
Take your tiger, toad, and toucan
anywhere but where they teach.

Send your wombat and your weasel
with your wasp and wolverine.
Hide your hedgehog and hyena
where you’re sure they won’t be seen.

Please get rid of your gorilla.
Please kick out your kangaroo.
No, the teacher didn’t mean it
when she called the class a “zoo.”

Text © Kenn Nesbitt, reprinted from The Aliens Have Landed! published by Meadowbrook Press.

Max and Ruby are Coming to Toronto!


The Princess loves Max and Ruby.   They are a loveable brother and sister, who get up to all sorts of activities with friends and their grandmother.  Their parents are never in any of the episodes which is bizarre to me, but the show is very child appropriate.  We have many of their DVD’s and much to my dismay, they are toddler friendly, which means after 10 seconds of selection, it starts by itself.

Well Max and Ruby are now putting on a play this December 15th at the Sony Arts Centre in Toronto and I think this will be a great birthday gift for my little girl.  She’s getting older now so her attention span will be longer and I think to see this live will make her so happy.  Toronto4Kids is having a pre sale of the tickets with a special code so if you are in the Toronto area and your child loves Max and Ruby, then this may be the show for you!