Monday, June 29, 2009

The Tadpole's Promise: a book to break your heart

My husband brought home the most horrible book for sweet George from the library. It's called The Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis.

At first it appears to be an inter species love story between a boy tadpole and a girl caterpillar. The caterpillar drags a promise out of the unsuspecting tadpole to "never change." Nature takes it's course. The caterpillar gets pissed off and wraps herself up in a cocoon to get over it. The tadpole is mourning for her. When she emerges she decides to forgive him. She flutters down to the edge of the pond to find him.

(WARNING SPOILER: highlight the next cluster of white text to see what happens) I had been hoping for a tearful reunion but she quickly encounters the tadpole(now unrecognizable as a frog) who promptly EATS her(now unrecognizable as a butterfly)!!!
I have to admit, my son is loving this book. And there are a WHOLE bunch of deep lessons to be found in it.

Check it out of your local library.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Explore: The Hickories

509 Washington Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Phone: 440-322-3341

Yesterday we were treated to a tour of The Hickories on Washington Ave. in Elyria. Amazing! Only a few dollars a person and you get to see such a beautiful home. The walls in the front hall were actually coated in gold leaf!

The front porch was my favorite.

Hickories Museum Tours

Tuesday through Friday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Other times by appointment.

Admission: Adults $5.00

Ages 13-18 $3.00, Children 6-12 $2.00

(Children under 6 and LCHS Members FREE)