There's nothing like the great outdoors on a windy spring day, and so on the nicest day of spring break we ventured to the Delcarte Reservoir in Franklin to meander their story walk. Each season, the Franklin Public Library adorns the trail with pages from a nature-themed book.
Last fall, we read Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, and had an adventurous time, tromping through the woods and reading each page. So we were excited to return to read the Spring 2021 story, Pine & Boof The Lucky Leaf.
This time, we had a special guest reader, 9-year-old emerging bilingual, Cesar! He came to the US from Guatemala three years ago, and has worked so hard to learn English. Now in third grade, he shows off his English skills and reads aloud each page. We recorded just using my iPhone, so the sound quality isn't the best. There's rustling leaves, wind, and train noises in the background, but Cesar perseveres and shares with us this delightful story.
Cousins are often referred to as one's first friends, and this is no different for Maya and Mateo. Cesar and Ivanna are their best friends, and even though their ages vary greatly, you can see just how well they get along and how much they love to spend time together.
So join us for this special edition of story time bilingue!