In some places the corn and wheat are the same height. I doubt that happens often, and it won’t stay that way long. Heat makes corn grow like a weed, and the wheat’s days are numbered. It still has some green in it, but we’re getting to time of beautiful contrast between the bright green corn and bright gold wheat.
Small Town Nebraska:
The kids have all discovered mulberries and where the mulberry trees are located around town this week. If we could live off of mulberries, peas and lettuce, I wouldn’t have to grocery shop.
My mom directed me toward Kendra’s blog. Her post on what to say to someone going through a hard time is very good. You know Corduroy, the little bear with the overall button that falls off? Well, they took some of the unpublished art work from his creator, Don Freeman, and put it in a book with a poem by Linda Zuckerman. Maybe you’ve seen this book before because it was actually originally published in 1980. The book is titled The Day Is Waiting, and is a cute, quick rhyming read for kids. The lines on each page are short enough that I could actually be ready to turn the page before my one year old. The poem starts by asking “What do you see when you look outside?” and then gives some realistic and silly ideas of things they might see. Other questions follow to get little brains creatively thinking. I’m not artist, but it looks to me like a variety of artistic mediums are included and a wide variety of objects, like penguins, police, and ponds. It could make a great board book, although it would be a rather thick one. Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for providing me with a free copy of this book to review.