Episode: The Friendship Book

It’s raining! It’s pouring!

It’s Spring!

Happy Spring to you, little ones!

If you live in a northern climate, you know there are few joys as sharp and sweet as spring, unfolding slowly into lush abundance at the end of a long harsh winter.

The sunshine, the colors, the smells – everything conspires to make you glad.

And I am so VERY glad we’re friends!

Big or small – Oma loves you all!

And I just know you are going to LOVE today’s story!

The Friendship Book

Written by Mary Lyn Ray

&

Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Sometimes being friends begins all at once
And sometimes it takes a while to get acquainted
But then, as some small knowing grows,
You start feeling that feeling
That comes with having a friend—

 
are just of a few of the things you will discover when Oma reads this story to you!

Exploring the many shapes friendships take and how being a friend can be a gift in itself, this thoughtful and authentic primer on friendship invites readers to celebrate the wonders of companionship.

Be sure to join Oma in her Reading Room as we share together – a heart-warming story book that encourages everyone to celebrate and embrace unique friendships of all kinds!

This Episode is in memory of Oma’s dear friend, Lisa.

Until next time…

remember 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 WONDERFULLY WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED book to add to your collection, you can easily purchase one by clicking here!

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!!

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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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Episode: The After Christmas Tree

Hello, my little friends!

A few of Oma’s friends waiting for her at her reading chair!

Brrrrrrr! Winter has definitely set-in up north and it’s been very cold outside!

Oma sure does hope you remember to bundle up & keep warm when going outdoors!

Today’s story provides a wonderful idea to cheer-up the winter dull-drums that can sometimes happen; as well as a fabulous idea for our feathery friends, during these long winter months.

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Episode: The Polar Express

Hello, my little friends!

Do you have a favorite Christmas storybook you look forward to reading each Christmas Season?

One that you love so much you will read it over and over and over again?

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Episode: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

Hello, my little friends!

Oma & Gompy’s very own Small Pine.

Long, long ago

in a land far away,

lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine.

Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be selected by the Queen as her Christmas tree. But as the warm-hearted little tree gave shelter to rabbits, birds, and deer in the forest, its branches became damaged. All the other trees in the evergreen forest laughed at Small Pine’s kindness and said Small Pine would never be chosen by the Queen now.

Have you ever offered help or support toward someone, even in the midst of ridicule from friends or those around you?

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Episode: Waiting

Hello, my little friends!

Winter is finally here and Oma can’t wait for the snow to arrive!

Have you ever been waiting for something?

Our storybook today is all about waiting!

And it is a 2016 Caldecott Honor book, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book as well as a New York Times best selling book.

Oma is so excited…I can hardly wait to share this special book with you, titled:

Waiting

Written and Illustrated by

Kevin Henkes

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Episode: Coat of Many Colors

Hello, my little friends!

Oma has been spending some time with her sewing basket; mending a few projects that have needed done, especially with winter on its way.

Do you have projects you enjoy working on?

One of Oma’s projects has inspired the story I have chosen for us to read together!

The Coat of Many Colors

Written by Dolly Parton

&

Illustrated by Judith Sutton

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