Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Story Time - Woof!!

Well, Summer Reading is officially over. We had the most amazing turnout!! A total of 860 kids signed up at our branch alone! Crazy! We had around 300 turn in their summer reading logs this past Saturday - the day of our Summer Reading Celebration. There were about 250 who came to our party, which featured The Mad Scientist. It was seriously the Best.Time.Ever.

And now it's back to, hopefully, normal...

So, it's Story Time Day!! Gotta LOVE Tuesdays!!! Today's theme is Dogs! I found a couple of my favorites and one that I have been looking forward to reading, and figured now was the perfect time! This week I chose to read:

Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider

Bark George by Jules Feiffer

Do Your Ears Hang Low by Caroline Jayne Church (illustrator)

And, as always, it's FMRNS!! Last week, even though I told you we were going to watch Frankenstein Unbound, we decided to go with How Green Was My Valley from 1941 with Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara. We put this movie on the list because TWO people (in the same day) recommended it. Now, ALL of the movies on the list have been ones that A has already seen. Even though he hadn't seen this movie, we decided it was too much of a coincidence for two separate people in the same day recommended it, and that it should go on the list. Never again. We got bored about 45 minutes into it (well, before that), and just had to stop it. Sorry to all those How Green Was My Valley lovers out there - but it was just not our style.

This week, we are probably going to do a Double Feature! WHOOOOOT!!!! We still have Frankenstein Unbound, a horror from 1990 with John Hurt and Raul Julia, and we'll probably save that for our second feature. You know, wait until dark for the horror film...yikes.

For our first feature, we'll probably watch Manon of the Spring, from 1986 with Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil. This is part two of a series which started with Jean de Florette (which we watched last week.

We do have another choice for our first feature, which is The Bridge over the River Kwai, a drama/adventure from 1957 with William Holden and Jack Hawkins.


Amanda said...

I tagged you over on my blog. If you want to play along yay! If not I understand too :)



P.S. I've never been able to watch How Green Was My Valley either.

Claire said...

Bridge on the River Kwai is a classic! I've seen it a bunch of times because it would always be on the BBC on Christmas Day.