Happy MONDAY!!! Did anyone notice I’ve been kind of “gone?” Well my posts still posted but I wasn’t here. Last Tuesday my parents picked us up early from school. We had to drive my mom to the airport to catch a flight going to Chicago for a business trip. When we were half-way to the airport, my parents told us they lied… my mom’s work wasn’t sending her to Chicago, they were sending her somewhere else and we were all going to…
My parents had this planned for a while and they really got us! We had no idea. While mom went to work, my dad took us to the parks. Mom got to meet up with us for some fun too.
Josie was excited to meet Cinderella.
I was more impressed with Lady Tremaine (the Wicked Step-Mother).
Although, to me, the coolest thing was… THIS!
It says: Here lies Prudence Pock. She died, it’s said, of Writer’s Block. – I found it in the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion (in the cemetery).
THANKS MOM AND DAD!!!
I also want to tell you about Susanna Leonard Hill’s “Can’t Sleep Without Sheep Jingle Contest” to celebrate the release of her book as an ebook. You can check out all the entries HERE. I will (hopefully) be posting mine tomorrow.
Sorry if I didn’t comment on some posts, but I’m trying to catch up.
Now, back to your featured program:
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles (25th Anniversary Edition)
By Julie Andrews Edwards
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on December 16, 1996
224 pages – ages 8+
Ben, Tom and Lindy didn’t know what to think of Professor Savant when they first met him. As they got to know him more and more, the kids find out he’s a really nice guy. The Professor teaches them about the Whangdoodle (a creature that is kind and beautiful) and how the Whangdoodle really exists and he is searching for it. The Professor also teaches the kids about life and to really “see it” and “hear it” and “smell and taste it”. The Professor and the children find the secret way to Whangdoodle Land only to find trouble waiting for them. They all work together to find the last Whangdoodle.
Let me say it again… AWESOME! It was s story like the Chronicles of Narnia where I got very involved in it. The characters were very realistic and I liked every one of them. The plot of the book was fun and I LOVE the life lessons the Professor gives the kids. The story kept me turning the pages – I read the book in one day. Whangdoodleland (the world of the Whangdoodle) was unique and I really enjoyed reading about how the kids and Professor got through their adventure. There are a couple different cover versions for this book, but I think this one is my favorite. I loved everything about this book. I got it as a gift and I am giving a BIG THANK YOU for it!!!