I ran across this SchoolTube video a month and a half or so back. I kept meaning to blog about it and link to it, but I don't think I ever did. Luckily, my membership in the "Better Late Than Never" Club is fully up to date, so I thought I'd go ahead and blog about it now.
The video is a brief book talk about The Pout-Pout Fish, made by a teacher at Annie Burnside Elementary School in Columbia, SC. It's always fun for me to hear someone talking about one of my books, and it's enjoyable to hear parts of the book read aloud.
But I would enjoy this video no matter which book was being featured. What's most important, and what shines through, is the enthusiasm being conveyed for books, reading, and writing. So wonderful to see!
And it's a good reminder for all of us: Whatever books you enjoy, take time to talk them up to the kids in your life. It's one of the many ways that we can entice, enhance, and encourage a culture of literacy and the lifelong love of learning.