Mad Scientist Book Club - For kids entering Kindergarten through Grade 2
Every Other Monday Night @ 5:00 p.m. beginning June 23, 2014
Not reading independently yet? Not a problem! When you register for this program, you will receive an advanced copy of the book to take home and read together. What better way to show your child that reading is fun and that anytime is a good time to curl up with a good book.
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay
The cottage by the sea is not exactly what Lulu’s parents had envisioned—it is rather far from the beach, there are only two cups and two glasses, and the caretaker is grumpy and warns them about a stray, savage dog. The girls, however, are delighted, especially when Lulu, who loves animals, spots a very unkempt dog. Restaurant folk and the ice-cream-stand people know about the dog, too. He was born behind the Golden Lotus restaurant, his mother and sisters were taken by the dogcatcher, and he survives by stealing from picnics and garbage cans and avoiding grown-ups. Lulu has brought Sam, her elderly dog, on vacation, too, but that does not stop her from finding ways of feeding and encouraging the stray “dog from the sea.” When the kite that has been Mellie’s vacation project leads the girls out at dawn and into some difficulty, it is the dog from the sea who overcomes his fear of adults and leads them to the lost and frightened girls.
Registration is not required but highly recommended. Register online below, by phone at 203-775-6241 or in person at the Checkout Desk. Please pick up the book from the library prior to Monday, June 23 so that you can discuss it.