Many librarians, authors, and illustrators thought it would be great to have children’s book creators reading aloud to families at home.
Here is Bruce Hale.
How do I know Bruce Hale?
I first met Bruce Hale through his Chet Gecko mystery series. These are punny laugh-out-loud noir transitional readers.
Big Bad Baby
written by Bruce Hale, illustrated by Steve Breen, Dial Books for Young Readers, Random House Penguin, 2004.
The illustrator, Steve Breen is an editorial cartoonist at the San Diego Union Tribune here is his recent work with a link
Here is Bruce Reading Aloud Big Bad Baby
Video link of Bruce Hale reading Big Bad Baby
What Families in Italy Have Said
Feedback from the locked down families in Italy on Bruce Hale‘s Big Bad Baby (Ill grande bimbo cattivo) read aloud. From a preschool teacher who shared it with her classroom families. “one family was very impressed that an author across the ocean read to their children” “One father had problems to understand every word, but loved it.” “Two mothers said it was fun and lovely.” “The children laughed a lot about the stinky diaper.”
Do you have something to say to Bruce or about the book. Post a comment and I will share them with him.
Off the Page Response
If you were a big bad baby, what big bad things would you do?
How would someone shrink you down again?
Do You like to Cartoon?
What does being at home with your grown-ups look like today?
Fun Stuff From Bruce
How to Write a Story
Bruce writes on his website
“We are all storytellers. And story is all around us. After all, what is a TV show or a movie? What is a book? And what do you tell your parents when they ask, “Why’d you come home so late?” You guessed it: a story.
You can write a story about anything you want — and it helps to pick something you’re passionate about. All you need to know are the basics. You wouldn’t bake a cake without knowing the ingredients, right? So before you write, it helps to know the ingredients of a story.
There are three great secrets to creating a story… unfortunately, nobody knows what they are. Just kidding.”
For more follow this link
Bruce’s Favorite Bookstore
is Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara, California. The store is named after the cat.