Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Too Much Happiness By Alice Munro

More from the author who writes about the "dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable -- deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum."

If I had to sum up this book in just two words, I would choose "bleak" and "addictive."  Nobody writes a story like Munro, and while this isn't my favourite short story collection by her, a book by Alice Munro is a guaranteed good read.  I was surprised to read several with male protagonists in this collection.

The Observer has a few in-depth articles on Munro, including a 2009 review of this book.

Purchased at: Booksmarts, K-W's own version of The Book Vault.
Started: Friday, May 25
Finished: Monday, June 11

Monday, June 04, 2012

Sign Language Fun In the Early Childhood Classroom

Okay, I'm caving and starting the #BookADay challenge early.  Today I'm reading Sign Language Fun In The Early Childhood Classroom.  I picked this one up for a dollar at the Elora book sale.  Looks like I got a good deal.  In addition to sign language, this book has a lot of great ideas for teaching vocabulary--from feelings to weather to "likes."  Why not include a little sign language?  It's a valuable skill and I'm thinking it could help some of those kinesthetic learners. I'm going to bookmark this one as a reference for September!