Hello future readers!
On the first week of every month of school, all 4th graders have to do a book report. These are not my favorite things to do. Not because I don't like reading, 'cos I do. I just don't like having a set time to read a book, and do a report on it. I like reading just for fun. For the last book report, Miss LaSalle said we couldn't do it on some small, skimpy book. We had to pick a thick book with lots of chapters, and we have the rest of this month to turn it in. Well this month, I was in luck! My Auntie Jeanette sent me 2 "Little House" books for Easter. I've seen these in the library before, and even checked one out, but I was too busy to finish it before I had to take it back.
In case you don't know what that is, there's a series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder about her life as a little girl back in the pioneer days. There's even a TV show about it called "Little House On The Prairie." It's one of my favorite TV shows. I love the girl who plays Laura, (Melissa Gilbert). She's got lots of spunk. Anyway, my mom has been reading to me every night from the first book in the series, "Little House In The Big Woods.". I just have a couple of chapters to go on my own, and then I can do this darn report and get it over with!
I don't know if any of you have to do book reports in the future, but this is the way we do ours. We have to write the title, author, illustrator, summary (that means what the book was about), and what we liked best about the book. I had 2 favorite parts, Christmas, and Sundays. I liked reading how Laura got a pretty new rag doll she named Charlotte for Christmas. I also liked reading about how she really didn't like Sundays, and kicked and cried in her chair until her Pa told her a funny story about when he was a boy on Sundays.
Yippee! I'm finished! Now I don't have to think about any more book reports until next September! Outta site! I think I still have time to catch the last half hour of Madman Mike's radio show before "Zoom" comes on.
I'll bet in the future you can do your book report by talking to your computer, like they do on "Star Trek. I bet you don't even have to use a pencil or pen. It probably appears on your teacher's TV monitor on her desk. I don't really know if that's what kids do in the future, but it's fun to think about it! Just like maybe it's fun for you to wonder what life was like in the 1970s.
Gotta go now, future readers. Madman Mike is having another contest!
Until next time,