There have been times when stories of animals and pets have crossed my desk and sharing them has been a privilege. April 14th to April 20th, 2013 is National Library Week. I know that money is tight and summer break from school is coming up quickly. Should this coincide in your geographic area, this may be a delightful way to spend an afternoon?
Our pets have taught us so much and reading is just one of them. Reading with Rover is a National Program, but there are others. Look into what the community has to offer and take advantage. The benefits abound from these programs. Children read to the pets; the pets receive attention and positive reinforcement from children; and as much as reading teaches children learn how to treat animals is a blessed bonus.
For the older kids out there, a wonderful story about a Golden Retriever named Magic and a mystery set in present day is the stuff of wonderful afternoons. Magic tells the story taking us from Iran, Iraq and Florida. We are taught about the love and courage of a brave friend in a very realistic world. This is one book which may appeal to all family members. There is mystery, romance, fights and comradeship; Magic’s story will transport you to a warm sunny land, with unimaginable pitfalls and beautiful memories. Story: MAGIC (Dog Mysteries) by Edmund Humm, you can order from Amazon book or eBook (www.amazon.com), check it out from your local library. And teachers this is one for older Elementary School, but a great story for them. After enjoying this book there is another story about Magic (A Sequel).