Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New toy

I got a new book from Raab Associates today. It is a cute book about butterflies. The book came with a new toy. As I opened the book, I heard someone talking to me! The book came with the iRead2you voice recorder. It is so cool. You can record up to 4 minutes on it and then put it in a book. Then, when the book it opened, the recorder begins to play! How cool is that! There are so many things you can do with this. You can send a message to a special child, read the book to a child, and more. Thanks to Raab Associates for this! If you want to check them out, take a look at http://www.iread2you.com/

Today's podcast is for Gary Schmidt's new book Trouble. I love his books. This one takes place in Massachusetts and Maine so it is familiar territory for me. The story is not though.

Schmidt, Gary D. TROUBLE

“If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.” Henry Smith's father has said this so often that everyone believes it. But is it true? The Smiths live in a mansion on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The family has owned this property for over 300 years and trouble has never visited. Until that night. The night that Henry's older brother is hit by a truck while out on a run. The truck driven by Chay Chouan, a Cambodian refugee who lives in a nearby town. The locals are incensed and tensions between the two towns raise. And things don't get any better when Chay is not sent to jail.


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