In preparation for the release of our fall title Drummer Boy of John John, we wanted to share the sounds of the Caribbean with our readers. Drummer Boy of John John tells the story of young Winston and his dream to have a band at Carnival so he can win the prize of free rotis from the Roti King. Using metal objects found in a junkyard and ingenuity, Winston discovers a new type of sound and creates a band of his own!
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Puffling Patrol takes place in the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland, where hundreds of thousands of puffins gather every spring. These small black-and-white seabirds spend their time caring for their newly hatched chicks, who are ready for sea by the end of summer.
But sometimes the baby puffins, or pufflings, get confused by the street lights and find themselves lost in the town’s streets. That’s when The Puffling Patrol gets to work, carefully searching for the confused little birds to help them to the ocean. In Puffling Patrol, Ted and Betsy Lewin accompany two of the youngest members, Erna and Dáni, as they rescue the stranded pufflings.
For those of you who didn’t know, Cat Girl’s Day Off takes place on the set of a remake of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Since its release in 1986, this movie has achieved the status of cult classic and become the source of countless pop culture references and movie quotes (Bueller? Bueller?)
For me, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off evokes fond images of playing hooky in sunny Chicago, adventures you could only have with your best friends, and the loveable Ferris himself. I would love to be Ferris
Bueller!! But what exactly is it about the movie that makes it an all-time favorite?
Author Kimberly Pauley tells us her top five reasons why she chose the film to tie in to Cat Girl’s Day Off: