2018年12月20日木曜日

BR 2-13: The Trouble with Oatmeal

Three of the kittens have just gone to new homes ー Jack has one. Guess who are getting the other two.(p. 32)
      Have you ever said good bye to your friend because of moving house? I have done that. It was very sad, but we still meet occasionally.
   
     In this book, Tree has to say good bye to her best friend, Lucy. they are very sad, but they begin to write to each other. One day, Tree's cat named Oatmeal is lost, so she tells Lucy about that. Then, they try to find Oatmeal. Do you think that they can find her?

     If you want to know, please read it.
Bottin, Janet Slater. (2000). The Falcon. Canberra: PM chapter books

2018年12月13日木曜日

BR 2-12: Queen of the Pool

She could see Jade in the pool, sinking to the bottom. Without even thinking of her own fear, Selena jumped in to rescue Jade. Water filled her nose and mouth, but she didn't let that stop her. (p. 20)


     Do you have some traumas in your life? If you have them, you may be able to get over.
     In this book, a girl is afraid of water because she nearly drowned in the beach when she was a child. One day, her teacher tells students about the swimming carnival that everyone like except her. Then, everyone begins to practice swimming. She want to do that together, but it is pretty tough for her. At the time like that, she face a difficult problem that she have to fight with her trauma. Do you think that she can beat it?

     I think that this book tells us that we sometimes can get over our traumas thanks for accidents. So you don't have to get over them with forcing yourselves. 


Weeks, Jan. (2000). Queen of the Pool. Canberra: PM chapter books

2018年12月6日木曜日

BR 2-11: John Doe

He says he is going to help me. But he's not going to help me. They think I don't remember. They think I don't know anything. They know nothing, the doctors. Or the police.Nobody knows who I am. (p. 9)
     Do you think that nobody likes you? I think your life will get better if you think that everybody likes you!

     In this story, a man whose name is John is found by a woman on the street, and they go to the hospital. Then, a doctor called Doctor Cox asks John many questions such as name and age to help John remembering himself. But John doesn't answer. It is wrong that he can't answer. In fact, he doesn't lose his memories. He pretend to do that. But why does he do that? What kind of ending is waiting? It is related with what I said at first. That's mean is that John thinks that nobody likes him. Then, what does he do? I'm sure that you will be scared. Please read it!!

Moses, Antoinette. (1999). John Doe. London: Cambridge English Readers

2018年12月3日月曜日

BR 2-10: Parallel

'I'm sorry I killed her. I'm sorry I killed all of them. I want to change, I want to be different.' (p. 32)

     Have you ever read this book? This book is very deep story and tells us some lessons.

     In this story, a man whose name is Max often kills people for money. But he never feel well after doing that. One day, a man whose name is Fairhead visits Max's house. Then, he tells Max that there is another world called "Parallel World" and they go there. Max finds out very important thing to reflect on what he does. Then, he tries to change his life. Do you think that he can change?

     I learned how much important it is to reflect on our selves and try to change. I'm sure that you'll get some lessons from this book, so please read it.


Campbell, Colin. (2003). Parallel. London: Cambridge English Readers


2018年11月29日木曜日

BR 2-09: The Wizard of Oz

She kissed her friends and said goodbye again. Then she picked up Toto and closed her eyes. 'East, west home's best,' she said - and jumped. (p. 40)


     Do you know about this story? This story is very famous around the world, and there are thirteen sequels to The Wizard of Oz. I've watched the movie, too.                                                                           
     In this story, a girl whose name is Dorothy and her dog whose name is Toto are taken somewhere they don't know by a cyclone. Their adventure begins from here. They hear that the Wizard of Oz can help them, so they try to go and see the him. On their way to him, they meet a scarecrow, a woodman and a cowardly lion who have wishes. Then, they join Dorothy and Toto. They face so difficult problems. Do you think that they can overcome them and realize their wishes?

     This story is very interesting. So, please read it.



Lyman. Frank, Baum. (2000). The Wizard of Oz. London: Oxford bookworms library.





2018年11月22日木曜日

BR 2-08: The Junkyard Dog


The funny thing is, I didn't mind missing out. I knew Prince was the best dog in the world, and he had saved my life. (p. 32)


  Do you like animals? If you find abandoned animals, will you help and take care of them? I love animals so much, so I want to do whatever for them. What do you think about it?

     In this book, a girl finds an abandoned dog. The dog is very dirty and always barks, so no one takes care of the dog. At first, the girl is afraid of the dog, too. But after she meets the dog for many times, she comes to get along with the dog. Then, she takes the dog to her house and asks her mother to allow her to take care of the dog at home. Will she be able to do that? Will they be happy? If you know that, please read this book.

     In addition, this series is very interesting.
So, please try them!

Macdonald, Wendy. (2000). The Junkyard Dog. Canberra: PM chapter books




























2018年11月14日水曜日

BR 2-07: The Song

He looks down at her and Lucia looks up at him. But Daniel can't see her. Lucia is there but he doesn't know that. (p. 15)

     Have you ever fallen in love with someone? If the person you love is blind, what do you think about it and can you accept it?

     In this book, one girl falls in love with one man who is blind. At first, she doesn't know that the man is blind. After she knows about it, she says to him that it is difficult to go about with him. I don't know the reason why she says that. I think that I sometimes have troubles if I become his girl friend, but it is false to give up the idea of going about him. What do you think about it?

     I think the ending of this story is so painful. If you want to know the ending of it, please read it.

Tomalin, Mary. (2003). The Song. London: Pearson Education Limited.

BR 2-13: The Trouble with Oatmeal

Three of the kittens have just gone to new homes ー Jack has one. Guess who are getting the other two.(p. 32)       Have you ever said good...