Friday, October 16, 2015

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei

Are you a fan of the Texas Bluebonnet Award winning book The Day the Crayons Quit?? If you are, you are in for a REAL treat! Today's book of the day comes from acclaimed author/illustrator duo Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers. Check this gem out!

I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters. Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to Burnt Sienna, who was eaten by the dog and then puked up on the living room rug ("NOT "pretty, Duncan); to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away, changing his name to Esteban the Magnificent--each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers have combined to create a companion book every bit as funny and kid-friendly as the #1 bestselling "The Day the Crayons Quit." 

Want to learn more about author Drew Daywalt? Click here!

Want to learn more about illustrator Oliver Jeffers? Click here!

Check out this excerpt from this amazing book!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Attention 4th Graders! The FPL Storytelling Festival is Next Week!

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Attention 4th Graders! The Frisco Public Library is hosting its annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival on October 16th & 17th. Sonntag 4th graders will attend on Thursday, October 16th. This is an amazing opportunity to enjoy the art of storytelling with your fellow students. Click the image above to find out more information about how you AND your family can hear the featured storytellers together. You can also find out more from the Google Slides below. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!!

The fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Sonntag on Monday, October 26th and will be open for shopping through Friday, October 30th. 

Click the image above to find out more about this MONSTER of a Book Fair!*

*Please note: If you are shopping for books through the Online Fair, you will need to search for GERALD SONNTAG ELEMENTARY.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei

Happy Friday, Sonntag Community! Today's book of the day is brought to you by one of my favorite children's book author/illustrators Oliver Jeffers. He has an amazing and has been nominated and has won several awards for his work. I've featured one of his books at GMS before and couldn't pass this book up. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Happy reading! 

"If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters." 
The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don't they all ) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, "Once Upon an Alphabet" is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can't resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pour over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar. 
In "Once Upon an Alphabet," #1 "New York Times "bestseller Oliver Jeffers has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one.

Want to learn more about Oliver Jeffers? Click here!

Want to read a snippet of Once Upon an Alphabet? Check out this preview from Google Books :)

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