Twig, by Elizabeth Orton Jones:
Twig was just a plain, ordinary little girl who lived on the fourth floor of a "high sort of house" in the city. The back yard behind that house was Twig's little world. It was a bare little world, with nothing but a dandelion and a stream of drainpipe water to make it beautiful; with nobody but Old Boy, the ice-wagon horse, Old Girl, the cat, and the Sparrows, to keep Twig company. But one day, out in the alley, Twig found an empty tomato can, with pictures of bright red tomatoes all round it. When it was upside down, it looked like a pretty little house, just the right size for a fairy! Twig stood it upside down next to the dandelion, not far from the stream. And this is the story of what happened in and around that little house one Saturday afternoon.
The Lion and The Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney:
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
Everyone wants to be treated with kindness, that’s why it’s so important to read about those who are kind! Whether you are in your own backyard or the African Serengeti, kindness is never very far away. Join us as we read about how a little kindness can go a long way!
- Minimum recommended age: 6
- Instructor: Ms Eve Babb
- Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
- 4 classes
- March 1, 8, 15, 22