Hi-yahs, guy-yahs! I’m having a great time this year with Guys Read. Thanks for being a part of it.
Our book for February is our first (and only) nonfiction of the year. It is also the first time we have read a biography for Guys Read. I had to find the right one to start us off, and I think this is it.
The man guy is Benjamin Franklin, and the book is Ben Franklin’s Almanac, by Candace Fleming. I was lucky enough to hear Ms. Fleming speak a couple of years ago (she was hilarious), and I’ve been stockpiling this book ever since, waiting to bust it out for Guys Read. The book is very interesting to read because of the way it’s presented, and is chock full of odd anecdotes and clever tidbits from Franklin’s life.
Can anyone beat Mr. F’s ridiculously awesome commenting? He sets a high standard for the rest of us. Why not join the conversation?
I’ll leave you with Franklin’s advice for parents (page 16):
Pray let [children] have everything they like; I think it of great consequence while the features are forming. It gives them a pleasant air, and that being once…fixed…the face is handsomer for it.
So, keep those kids happy and their faces will form to a more pleasant look; but make them grouchy or grumpy and well…their faces are liable to get stuck that way.
What interesting tidbits can you find in Ben Franklin’s Almanac?
Meeting: February 25, 6:30-7:30pm