Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jim Aylesworth Visits...

Yesterday we had a real "treat"....author Jim Aylesworth came to visit our school. We have read many of his books here at school. One of our favorites was his retelling of The Gingerbread Man. In it he wrote a new song for the Gingerbread Man. Be sure to listen to it in our video. Another favorite is The Old Black Fly. He shared with us how he was inspired to write a book about a big nasty fly! You can visit his web site for more details about Jim and all of his books. We didn't know he used to teach first grade! Wow! He even shared with us his next two books that haven't even come out yet. We can't wait to read them in class. It was so wonderful to meet Jim and have him share his books and thoughts with us. He is very funny and you can see by the children's faces how fascinated they were by him.

3 comments:

Miss Kelly said...

This was one of my favorite visits of all time. Mr. Aylesworth was terrific and very entertaining. And you were all such good listeners. I was proud to be part of Spring Trail and the way you all showed our guest such attention and respect. Well done kids!

Anonymous said...

Hi I am from Mr. Greenberg's class that video. Did the man read a book? from bull dog.

Cindy said...

Hello Bull Dog,
Thanks for asking.
He showed us all the books he's written. We think he said he's written over 30 books.
He read parts of some of his books; but he didn't read any book completely. Before he came, we got to hear a lot of his books at school. Have you ever read any of his books?