Robert McCloskey and Lemons in Primary

Every two weeks, the Primary classroom discusses a new author and illustrator during Literature Enrichment. Last week, teachers introduced Robert McCloskey and read the book Lentil. A native of Hamilton, Ohio, McCloskey based the book heavily on his experiences in his hometown.

As the town is preparing for a grand celebration, a very grumpy character very loudly sucks on a lemon, causing everyone in the crowd to pucker their lips. The trumpet players cannot play their trumpets! The singers cannot sing! When we reached this point in the book we thought we would all see what it was like to taste a lemon and see if we would pucker up, too.

Lane Library has put together a walking tour celebrating Robert McCloskey. It would be a great adventure for you and your child to take on a weekend or in the summer!

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