Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts encouraged us to reread in April. Here's what I reread this week:
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Reread. I'm so glad I reread this. I love Kate DiCamillo's stories. Just a couple days ago I was trying to explain the moods of "bittersweet" and "melancholy" to my students, and I wish I had remembered the perfect explanation of them in this book through the Littmus Lozenges. I'll have to read those pages aloud to them next week. I also love Winn Dixie - what a perfect capture of a lovable dog. DiCamillo's characters are quirky and multi-layered, and this story (as well as her others) are filled with compassion for people and animals.
I need to re-watch the movie!
Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite children's authors. I love all her books!
My FAVORITE Kate DiCamillo book is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. It remains one of my favorite read alouds, also. I wrote a Nerdy Book Club Blog Post and posted it on this blog as well: http://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2012/07/miraculous-journey-of-edward-tulane.html.
I can't wait for her new book coming out in September, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures!
What have YOU reread in April? Thank you, again, Jen and Kellee, for encouraging us to revisit old favorites. It helped me remember why rereading is important and essential for us AND our students!