Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer Reading With Daisy: Purple, Green, and Yellow

If you have been in any store this week, you know it's time for school supply soiree!  We LOVE school supplies in this house.  They all smell so delicious to me, which is why they are locked up in the guest room. This week's story is another one by Robert Munsch.  In honor of all the new school supplies, I bring you Purple, Green, and Yellow.
Brigid begs her mom for new markers.  The same kind all her friends have.  Of course, her mom buys them for her.  When reading this book to first graders, this is the time to remind them they don't have to have everything their friends have.  The mom is concerned Brigid will draw on the walls or the floor or herself.  Brigid promises she won't.
 So, Brigid colors for awhile and decides she now needs the "super duper never come off markers till your dead and maybe even later" markers. 
Well, those markers looked better than real life colors!  They were so colorful that Brigid couldn't help herself.  She started with her thumb nail, which lead to all her fingernails, which lead to her hand, which lead to HER WHOLE BODY!!!
Uh oh... Brigid broke her promise!  Her mom called a 'doctor' who gave Brigid a pill and told her to take a bath.  When she came out, the markers had washed off, but Brigid was invisible!!!
Brigid solved her problem by coloring herself with people colors so she wasn't invisible.  Her mom said you can't go through life being a picture.  Brigid said she could, because you'd never believe what she did to her Dad!!!!!

The last page will definitely tickle your funny bone.  Every year, a first grader tries to pull a Brigid.  Even though we read this book the first week of school and talk about how you can never get away with coloring yourself!  It's as obvious as when I dig in the dirt and pretend it didn't happen!!!


  1. You nose all the best books to read Daisy, fank you fur sharing
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. OMD mom LOVES stationery but she isn't a first grader and she isn't a teacher anymore, so we're not too sure what her excuse is.
    Now we're inquisitive to find out how the story ends!! Daisy, you are such a tease!
    Wally & Sammy

  3. You are picking good books Daisy
    Lily & Edward

  4. That's probably too intellectual for this bird-brain. Maybe I'll be ready for it next year after I've had more training in the fundamentals.

  5. Oh the new crayons before they get broken and the paper is not worn so you don't get the wax color on your finger. It is fun to paint yourself even as an adult.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. I dunno, if she are purple, green, and yellow she'd be ready for Mardi Gras.

  7. I love that story and I love when you tell me stories.

    Ziggy Out!!