Bob's Rock by Ann and John Hassett
Bob is back!
This message is for those who loved the story of Bob and his flashlight as much as I did. You are in for a treat. Ann and John Hassett's latest book continues the saga of this winsome protagonist. In this installment readers meet his new companion: a rock.
Yes, Bob has a rock.
If you haven't read Goodnight Bob stop right now and read this charming picture book before continuing. I'll wait.
The simple text with controlled vocabulary makes this an excellent choice for emergent readers. But the gentle word play and charming characters will appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Thanks Ann and John Hassett for another wining book for young readers. More Bob stories please.
Rocks & Rocks
The Pet Rock craze continues to flourish in several iterations. Young crafters can purchase a kit with materials and instructions for creating a painted rock resembling an animal.
Several retail outlets offer an assortment of unique hand painted rocks. I spied a few at the Arkansas Garvan Woodlands Gardens gift shop.
Message on a Rock
The Kindness Rocks Project encourages individuals to paint rocks with inspiring messages and leave them for others to find. The website provides guidelines and tips for creating your own Kindness Rocks. You will also find a photo album of Kindness rocks as well as a map for locating sites where kindness rocks have been deposited. Participants are encouraged to share photos of rock creations as well as add a pin to the U.S. map of rock locations.
An engaging and interactive craft project!