My wife teaches elementary school and I’ve been in to visit a few times.
One of the things that impresses me most is her ability to hold a book one-handed, read it aloud while showing it to the class, and perform it so enthusiastically that her students can’t help but pay attention. It got me thinking about how I could use this overlooked experience that we all share in a cartoon.
I let it sort of marinate in my head for a few days, but couldn’t quite figure out how to do it until I was reading to our own children the familiar ending “…and they all lived happily ever after.” Then it all fell into place for the above cartoon.
I never thought of that! You’re right, the ability to hold a book one-handed is a serious skill that I now admire. Plus, you have to read the thing at a distance and keep the ever-roving eye on the kids to shush the troublemakers in class.
Andy @ FirstFound
How does she turn the pages?
Andy, you have join the Union before they tell you the secret of one-handed page turning!