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Friday, February 28, 2014

VIP Friday

I was invited to visit a school this morning as part of "VIP Reader" day (the school had community leaders/members come in, talk about their jobs, and read a book to the kids in order to promote literacy. Dr. Seuss books were suggested because of his upcoming birthday, but I brought my own stash of books as I'm not overly fond of reading Seuss out loud, GO AHEAD AND SUE ME WHY DONTCHA).

My group was comprised of kindergarteners, and we all had a lot of fun. As usual, the kids said some interesting things. A few highlights:

1) "I don't know why Dr. Seuss disappeared." (This was followed by the substitute teacher saying that Dr. Seuss didn't disappear, but rather, DIED. After seeing the kid's expression, I quickly changed the subject.) 

2) "You're pretty." (I'll be she says that to all the librarians!)

"3) Maybe you can come to my house!" (Probably not the best idea, but I appreciate the invitation.)

4) "This book is crazy." (This was while I was reading Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. And she's right. It is crazy.)

5) "Can you visit our class every day?" (Aww.)

And then they gave me a cute certificate. All in all, not bad for a Friday morning.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss. RIP, you VIP.


  1. I love Dr. Seuss, but I don't love reading his books out loud because they are hard, and I have to practice. Basically, I'm lazy, and I don't want to practice the story time books.