THIS SATURDAY MORNINGS FOR KIDS will appear on Sunday morning. At PWR (powerfulwomenreaders), Saturday mornings are reserved for recommendations for kids’ books, just as Saturday mornings of TV programming were focused around cartoons for kids in the 50s and 60s.

This recommendation is for younger read-to-me kids who might have ,or just be growing out of imaginary friends.
Rovetch’s approach to “getting rid of” imaginary friends is unique. When a child begins to have real-world friends, imaginary friends are no longer necessary.

Trigwater is always getting Arnie in trouble. He does things like writing on walls, pulling little girls’ pigtails, and sailing a paper airplane across Arnie’s teacher’s nose. Arnie’s principal tells Arnie Trigwater must behave, or they will both be sent home. Arnie thinks about this a long time and has a long, serious talk with Trigwater.

Will Trigwater reform? And, something interesting happens when another student sees Trigwater. Another question answered by the wonderful illustration on the last page is, What happens to imaginary friends when children “outgrow” them?

This is a darned good read for you and your child or grandchild.

Families that read together, stay together!

*** RAE***

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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