Episode: Dog Breath

A long long time ago, before I was ever an Oma, I use to travel to local elementary schools and share story-time with students in their classrooms or their libraries.

Oma has always loved reading to groups of children and I am very grateful for the many invitations received throughout the years to spend time with my little-friends in their classrooms & schools.

Sometimes Oma would even dress in character, so we could all use our imaginations better while reading the stories!

It was so much fun!!

Today’s story was the most requested book to be read at the many schools Oma was invited into, so I would always be sure to arrive in full-character for this particular book as…

SUZY the SMELL-CATCHER!!

All the children loved Suzy!

(Even adults, too!)

Big or little they always shared so many giggles together with Suzy about the many SMELLY things she was asked to dispose of!

Suzy was always sure to bring her “smell-catcher” case with her too – just incase the school had any smelly odors they needed captured in the school or classroom – while she was there.

However, Suzy would always tell the children the hardest smell to capture is the one depicted in the popular book Oma will be reading to you today :

DOG BREATH!!

Written & Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Dog Breath is a story about a dog named Hally Tosis; who is a great family dog, but there is one rotten thing about her: her breath!

It is so smelly, Hally’s pet parents want to find a new home for her. The children, desperate to keep their beloved pet, try everything to rid Hally of her stinky stench. 

I do hope you’ll join me in Oma’s Reading Room, where we will read along together this hysterical and fan-favorite picture book! 

ANYONE who has ever had a dog with stinky breath is sure to relate to the story!

*Oma is so excited about the new film editor who is helping with her Reading Room episodes…her sister, Wendy!!

Until next time…

remember Oma is sending you her 

hugs and her blessings

I hope you’ll catch them and hold them 

real tight! 

Bye-Bye!

*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this INCREDIBLY FUNNY book, to add to your collection, you can easily purchase one by clicking here.

Episode: With A Little Help From My Friends

Hello there, little ones!

Welcome back to Oma’s Reading Room!

It has been awhile since we have been together

and Oma has missed you all

very much!

It can be lonely when we are apart from those we care about.

It can make us sad when this happens,

but we can all feel better with a little help.

And today’s book does just that!

With a Little Help from My Friends

written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

are the lyrics from one of the Beatle’s more popular songs

– which has been adapted into this beautiful book,

illustrated by Henry Cole.

I hope you’ll join me in Oma’s Reading Room as two friends realize that all they need is their

friendship

and

love

no matter how far apart they are

from one another!

Until next time, 

remember Oma is sending you her 

hugs and her blessings

I hope you’ll catch them and hold them 

real tight! 

Bye-Bye!

Perhaps you’d like your own copy of With a Little Help from My Friends – you can easily do so by clicking here

*This memorable book is a wonderful gift idea for your favorite family member or friend – especially with our limitations during the COVID-19 restrictions involving social distancing!

Episode: My Brother Otto

Hello there, little ones!

Welcome back to Oma’s Reading Room –

a place for us to be together,

read together,

and hopefully share a giggle or two!

Did you know the month of April is World Autism month?

Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month – beginning with United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Throughout the month, they focus on sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, all in an important effort of fostering worldwide support.

Oma has several little friends who have Autism and she has found the PERFECT story about how love, acceptance, and a little understanding can go a long way, to read with all of you!

My Brother Otto

Written by Meg Raby

&

Illustrated by Elisa Pallmer

is a wonderful story about a very special crow who helps us see the world in a brighter shade of yellow.

I do hope you’ll join me in Oma’s Reading Room to read along!

Until next time …

Oma is sending you

her hugs and her blessings! 

I do hope you’ll catch them and 

hold them real tight.

Bye-Bye!

*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this WONDERFUL book to add to your kindness collection, you can easily purchase one by clicking here.

Episode: God Gave Us Easter

Hello there, little ones!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash

A

LOT

can happen in just

3 days!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash

The best example we have of this

is to

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Episode: The Donkey That No One Could Ride

Welcome back, little ones!

Do you know what a normal king looks like? Or what is his or her job?

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

What do you imagine a parade would look like for a king that everyone loved?

Photo courtesy of Unsplashed
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Episode: My First Passover

Hello there, little ones!

It’s officially Spring time!

And this time of year brings a lot of exciting things with it.

Photo by Jared Don Schaaf

Flowers are popping up from the once hardened Winter soil.

Birds are busy returning to their old habitats, while building new nests for their expanding families!

But most importantly faiths of various denominations are preparing for Special Celebrations.

One such Celebration is Passover!

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Episode: Germs Are Not for Sharing PART 2

Welcome back, little ones!

Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life,

especially with lots of little friends around!

And that’s why it’s never too soon to learn about

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Episode: Germs Are Not for Sharing

Hello there little ones!

Can you help Shy Baby Bear?

Achoo!

Cough!

F-L-U-S-H!

“What do you need to do?”

These are just a few of the things you will discover as you listen to Oma read this Episode’s book:

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Episode: The Mitten

Hello there, little ones!

Oma has been filling these final cold-weather days staying indoors doing one of her favorite things…

crocheting!

What do you like to do on cold blustery days?

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Episode: Little Miss Valentine

Hello there, little ones!

Valentines of pink & red.

Special words of kindness said.

Small surprises, funny jokes,

paper hearts, and pretty notes.

The best part of

Valentine’s Day

is I get the chance to say,

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