Connect Your Summer Experiences
There was a brief break in the rain and Ms. Michelle helped me scavenge for things in the butterfly garden. I didn't find any of the flowers, but I did see a butterfly, so I consider my activity fulfilled!
I colored a bit of the turtle on the big coloring mural. It was a good day for it as it was so rainy.
I listened to The Rainbow Bear on Hoopla. It was a strange little audiobook about a polar bear who wants to be all the colors of the rainbow.
Pandas' Earthquake Escape is what might be considered "recent history" but I found this full of adventure.
I suppose this was funny. There certainly were enough bears. The ending was a little fowl, though:
Read The Berenstain Bears Play Ball https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1659460~S10 on Overdrive. Papa Bear was being exceptionally obtuse in this story.
I turned in my best guesses for the Roadside USA quiz. I don't get out much, so I can't say I've ever seen any of those great sights in person.
I read Jasper's Story on Hoopla. Talk about an animal lover. I may have gotten a little teary-eyed reading about my moon bear cousins kept in captivity and then finally released.
I completed the Chow Down Like a Top Chef quiz. I was a little disappointed there were no dishes with salmon or berries.
I read Yogi Bear's Guide to Animal Tracks. It is an extremely brief introduction to animal tracks. I saw some tracks that I've seen around here (rabbit tracks in the snow), but even though they were mentioned, there were no photos of bear tracks!
I browsed through Historical Animals. The two entries on bears left a lot to be desired. One was about an Egyptian polar bear and the other was about Teddy Roosevelt and his teddy bear. Neither offered much information on the most wonderful of animals.
I listened to Why by They Might Be Giants. If you like their quirky style, this album fits right in, with the added bonus of a song entitled "Moles, hounds, bears, bees and hares." I think my favorite song, though, is "Then the Kids Took Over."
Submitted my vote for Decision 2016. This week was an Olympic question. Bears don't usually compete, but I put my vote in for swimming to show my support for Allison Schmitt (Go Allison!).
I snagged a copy of The Not So Quiet Library because I really like the illustrator. So far, all three of his books feature a bear (as most good stories do). But this one takes place in a library AND has monsters. These are some of my favorite things.
And just in case you were wondering, my personal Monster Movie is called The Tale of Squirrel-Armed Frogs Who Loved Too Much. I think it might be about cuddly frogs who give out so many hugs that they must finally collapse in an exhausted heap of fuzzy-armed amphibians.