SUGAR ON SNOW Read Aloud

Missing winter already? This lively read aloud should do the trick!

Sometime in early March, the cry of “Sap’s Rising” can be heard in rural New England. In this lovely picture book, a father, his two sons, and one dog rise (very early) to the occasion and set off at dawn to the sugar bush to begin the process.

KidTimeStoryTime lends playful voices to Nan Parson Rossiter’s words and images in Sugar on Snow, making for a storytime that will entertain the whole family! This sweet story will have you missing winter already, and maybe even reaching for a bottle of maple syrup.

Click here for KidTimeStoryTime’s Sugar on Snow Read Aloud!

Love this video and looking for another? Check out KidTimeStoryTime’s reading of Rotten Island here!

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Eudemonia

Some say it's theoretical — but finding the perfect book comes pretty close!

Eudemonia n. A state of absolute happiness, well-being, and good fortune.

A purely theoretical concept.

Happiness? Check. Well-being? Check. Good fortune? Check.

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Otiant

No, no, I'm not sleeping! Just having a particularly otiant day.

Otiant a. Idle or resting.

The author’s dearest wish is to be an otiant orarian (see last week’s Superior Person’s Tuesday to see the appeal!).

A spot like this makes us all wish we could be otiant orarians.

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Orarian

Mermaids, and sailors, and seashell sellers — oh my!

Orarian n. Dweller by the seashore.

Goes well with otiant — check back next week to find out why!

Claude Monet’s “The Boardwalk at Trouville” paints a tempting scene for would-be orarians everywhere.

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Longanimity

A defense strategy for any angry teenager.

Longanimity n. Suffering in silence over a period of time, while brooding on revenge.

“That’s O.K. Mom; I accept your decision with complete longanimity.”

Don’t think this argument is over yet – her longanimity will come back in the long run.

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.

 

 

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Lachrymatory

Sales may increase in Atlanta after Super Bowl LI.

Lachrymatory n. A little bottle for keeping tears in. Typically a phial of glass or pottery, with a mouth shaped to fit over the eyeball. Sometimes decorated with a picture of an eye.

I’m sure a lachrymatory would work for the Patriots’ tears of happiness, too!

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Word-Grubber

Another word for Superior Person!

Word-Grubber n. One who is particular about fine points of verbal usage and who himself uses long and unusual words in everyday speech. An eighteenth-century slang term.

Hermione is certainly particular about fine parts of verbal usage.

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Ombrophilous

"Look at the weather! I'm not feeling ombrophilous enough for this today."

OMBROPHILOUS a. Capable of withstanding heavy and continuous rain. For example, tropical vegetation.

The correct epithet for a preschool child who has been got up for the day by his mother in gumboots, a knee-length raincoat, a rain-hat, and a miniature umbrella.

“Come on Mom! I’m already ombrophilous enough!”

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.

Superior Person’s Tuesday: Comploration

It can be true anguish or melodrama—you decide.

comploration n. Wailing and weeping together.

“Your mother coming over this Christmas, darling, for the usual comploration?”

A good synesthetic comploration can be seen in Munch's "The Scream."
A good synesthetic comploration can be seen in Munch’s “The Scream.”
However, the internal comploration of accidentally sending an incriminating text may be more iconic.
However, the internal comploration of accidentally sending an incriminating text may be more iconic.

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.