Tuesday, February 26, 2008

February Meeting

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key =

Isabelle: 5 Stars
Shannon: 3 Stars
Brona, Andrea, Kambria, Zoe: 2 Stars

The Book Buddies Book Club met yesterday to discuss Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. We had a great time with snacks (including pizza!) and a couple of different craft projects. For the most part, Joey Pigza was not a favorite among club members which is absolutely okay. We're not going to like every book we read and by not liking a book there is often a lot more to talk about in our discussion. Most people agreed that they didn't "get it." Only one club member really liked the book and is currently reading the sequel, Joey Pigza Loses Control. Because of the difference of opinion we decided that instead of having one rating, each member would rate the book on their own (see above).

For our crafts, we made key shaped doorknob hangers and ribbon bookmarks and everyone had a great time designing their own.

In other book news, a couple of club members are excited about the book Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix (which is available at the Newport Public Library in the Young Adult department) and others have been enjoying the Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (available in the Children's Department) especially since the release of the movie.

It was a great meeting - check back for pictures of the crafts!

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