Friday, March 25, 2016

#SOL16 - 26-31 - Celebrating A Book That Inspired Me


I'm slicing with the Two Writing Teachers community for Day Twenty-Six of Thirty-One of the Slice of Life Challenge in March.  Thank you Stacey, Tara, Anna, Betsy, Dana, Kathleen, Beth, and Deb.  


               And every Saturday I celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and link with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for starting this meme that offers a place to share!




            I've not going to review a book today, that will happen on Monday, but I am celebrating a new book I just read that I'm going to use it as my own mentor text. I'll share the book later. Here is the celebration and slice I created that was inspired by the book. I have other ideas, but did just a little bit of how the book went. One of the ways I loved the book is it seemed like my own copy, published in a typewriter font, with beautiful illustrations. So that's what I did, typed, printed, then made a few sketches.  You may need to enlarge below in order to read easily.




                Here’s the book. Hope you’ll find it as wonderful as I have. Now, I think I found my story and my celebrations!


36 comments:

  1. Love this spring/winter mix of your week, your winter bully, those kids who came to talk about and buy books, and of course your delightful illustrations! It reminds me of sitting by you at All Write and watching you sketch in your notebook!

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    1. Thanks Ramona, I wish I had had more time today. This was fun, and I really mean it, the book is marvelous. Happy Easter to you and the family.

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    2. I just requested the book and I'm #6 on the holds list. Happy Easter to you too! I'm sure it will be a fun weekend with your daughter's family.

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    3. Yes, lots of fun, and also celebrating that Sarah will just rest & do therapy, will need no surgery on her leg. After waiting, the book will come as a nice surprise!

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  2. Awesome way to share and celebrate your week. I too like the typewriter font. Your little illustrations fit perfectly with this style. Now I am very curious to read the book. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Terje. I'm wishing the typewriter font was available on the blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

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  3. That book seems very in sync with Slice of Life, and the act of noticing.
    Kevin

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    1. Yes, it is, Kevin, a great book to share with students for writing ideas.

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  4. Your slice came together in the beauty and the bully! I want to check out your book. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Amy. It's quite a clever book.

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  5. I love the typewritten page. Did it feel different writing like that? It's so beautiful! I've seen this book, but haven't read it yet. I think I need to find it. Glad the snow is leaving and leaving room for spring.

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    1. We have a little snow drifting down today, but not much. It will be like this until May, up and down. Thanks, Michelle. I liked the writing, but it took longer, probably won't do it very much.

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  6. What a week it's been in Denver! Loved the format! I will need to look for this book. I've seen it on several blogs, but now you've taken my curiosity to a new level.

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    1. It was a week to remember. I know that many of the snow removal people and those working to repair power lines must be very tired. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  7. Well, you've had a full and unexpected week in Denver, Linda! I'm ordering this book, too - and I love the way you shared this slice: like an old timey typewriter, with your charming illustrations.

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    1. I wish I'd had time to do more, but will do again. It was fun. Happy Weekend, Tara.

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  8. Yea!! Ideas ARE all around! Gonna go catch some! Have a wonderful weekend, Linda

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    1. Thanks, Jane, and the same to you.

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  9. I recently bought that book and it is perfect for helping kids see where writing ideas can come from. Thanks for sharing your week, and I love the sketches, too.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the book, too, Rose. I think it's just perfect! Thanks!

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  10. You have had quite a week. I love all the good and positive even in the midst of a bullying snowstorm.

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    1. There were some very good times, I agree. I didn't have to go out in the storm, & remember times when I was scared silly driving in such a storm, so was very grateful that I didn't this time.

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  11. I love this post and the book look great. I will have to check it out. You really got hit. Our little snow melted yesterday but we are looking at clouds again today. I hope your snow melts soon.

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    1. I hope you get to read this book, quite wonderful! Yes, we had a lot of snow, & some has melted. It's cold with flurries today, but warmer is coming. It will be up & down for a while yet. Thanks, Joanne.

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  12. Love everything about this post and thinking, yes, I need to get this book. Impressed with your little sketches.

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  13. I just got that book and am looking forward to reading it. What a great mentor text if it resulted in your fun writing. :)

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    1. I think so, hope you love it, Crystal!

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  14. Oh, there's so much I love about your post. Your stories as you walked through the week were wonderful. Blizzard? Yikes!! I saw your pictures on FB. I must get this book. It looks perfect to use as a mentor text for gathering ideas. Happy Easter Linda!

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    1. Thanks Julie. Yes, a blizzard, & the snow is slowly going, great moisture, but it was quite a couple of days! Do get this book. It's marvelous. Happy Easter to you, too!

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  15. Sounds like a neat book, and I love the creative way you designed your slice! I can't wait to check the book out!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer, I think it would be good for you high school students too, very simple but shows the "looking" for small things out on a walk. Happy Easter to you and that very cute little girl, her dad too, of course.

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  16. Linda, What a clever post. You have the most positive attitude of almost anyone I know. Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks, Bernadette, and Happy Easter to you, too!

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  17. Linda, I enjoyed reading this slice. It reminds me of a diary but instead it is a backtracking of a week of life. There was winter tickling the earth once again with its snowfall after a short-sleeved day. The weather patterns surely have been strange this year. I hope Easter was full of peace.

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    1. Thanks, Carol, yes, strange. I enjoyed writing this post, too.

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