A Bookworm's Journey: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
April 20, 2014
Biblioangst: the state of agitation brought on by the lack of a good book. (A bookworm calls that hunger pains!)
What do you call it when you read a book that gives you nightmares...or indigestion?! Here are some books that I did not care for:
- How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
- Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog, SPLAT: The Case of the Chewable Worms by Bill Myers
- Supertwins and the Sneaky, Slimy Book Worms by B.J. James
- The Early Bird by Richard Scarry (The cover terrifies me! The bird and the worm do become friends by the end of the story.)
- Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms! by R.L. Stine
The displays and signs at MCPL inspire me to read…like this Dr. Seuss wall at the Blue Springs South Branch:
“The more that you read, the more things you’ll know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
My mamma always said that you get to live more than one life when you become a reader. Just think of all the exciting adventures you can take when you read a good book!
I hope you like my fanfiction tribute to Laura Numeroff and her works like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
If you give a bookworm a library card…she’s going to the Kearney Branch to check out a family favorite like Petunia. (Because her second middle name is Petunia.)
When she reads the book, she’ll probably want to recreate the firecracker scene at the Blue Ridge Branch (bandages and all).
(She will also sign up to be an official Blue Ridge bookworm!)
When she’s finished, she’ll want to read a book about mummies at the Antioch Branch and join Ms. Frizzle in ancient Egypt.
After reading about the hot, dry Sahara desert she will probably get thirsty, so… she’ll want to join Alice for a snack.
You’ll have to get the table set for an English tea at the Lee’s Summit Branch. When she visits with the Mad Hatter, it will remind her of another friend, Amelia Bedelia. (They must be related!)
Of course, she will want to check out Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist? at the Colbern Road Branch and build a rocket ship.
(Check it out!! The 2014 MCPL Summer Reading Program: Fizz, Boom, Read starts May 19th! Yipee!!)
When the rocket is finished, she’ll want to join Jack and Annie on the moon.
Looking back at the earth, she will wonder at all the blue oceans and seas…which will make her think of pirates.
Thinking about pirates will remind her that they don’t change diapers!
When she looks at the pictures, she’ll want to draw her own treasure map at the Excelsior Springs Branch.
When she is finished, she’ll probably want to mail it to her Grandma for safe keeping.
After she addresses the envelope at the Raytown Branch, she will wish she could be like Flat Stanley and go to Grandma’s house by post.
And chances are, if she wants to go on another adventure…
she’s going to want to bring her library card, too!
Millicent Charlotte Petunia L.