Monday, August 22, 2011

Deconstructing Penguins

There are so many times I go to the library to pick up my holds and I discover a book that I don't remember putting on my list. I often read blogs with my library's catalog on another tab and I will look up books that are discussed or recommended. I don't remember who talked about this book but THANK YOU! It is wonderful. I may have to buy myself a copy just so I can refresh my memory from time to time.

Deconstructing Penguins is going to come in handy when I lead my first children's book club at co-op in a few weeks. It has given me the tools and ideas to really lead a discussion about a book. Sure it is going to take some work before hand on my part but I have a clearer picture of what we should be looking at and discussing. I will also pick the books we read a little differently. Not that the ones I already picked for the next few months are bad choices. I just will have to think them through a bit more, rather than just picking books I haven't read and that I think we should read or that are on lists of good books.

This is a great, quick read that is helpful in really figuring out books and what they are trying to tell us and leading children or adults on that journey.

1 comment:

Bibliophile said...

This sounds like a good book. I will have to check it out!