Author/Illustrator Janie Bynum over at her "Sketchy Words" blog tagged me for a fun game that I am happy to play. Here is what I was told to do:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.*
3. Find the fifth sentence.**
4. Post the next three sentences, so if my math is correct that’d be sentences six, seven and eight.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the blogger who tagged you.
Now, Janie, being an author and an illustrator of picture books also gave us the PB version, which is to go to page 23 and just put down the text.
SO--I mozied over to my studio book shelf, and quite "randomly" chose one of my favorite PB books--which just happens to have one of my favorite PB texts---"Raising Sweetness" by Diane Stanley and illustrated by G. Brian Karas, which is the sequel to "Saving Sweetness" by the same duo. Page 23 read like this:
"Ma!" cried the young 'uns, and they fell on her like a duck on a June bug.
"I got myself a family since you been gone," I explained.
"So I see," said Miss Lucy, pattin' their little heads. "But let me finish. I will move back to Possum Trot and be your wife on one condition. I plan to go on working at my chosen profession."
"What's that?" cried the little tykes.
"Im a teacher," says she.
I LOVE the Sweetness books, and if you haven't read them, make sure to.
So now I tag a few others. Feel free to play the PB version or the regular version:
EDITED TO ADD: Thanks to all of my "taggees" for taking the time in busy schedules to play along!! Readers--make sure to check out their responses. Also --Vivian over at HipWriterMama put a special twist on hers.......