This past Thursday we had the very first meeting of our book club for grades 4&5 - The BOOKWORMS - at our library. It went really well! Attendance was a little less than I'd expected, but the girls that came had a really great time and we had some awesome discussions about the book.
For this first meeting, I chose Tom Angleberger's newest book, FAKE MUSTACHE (check out my personal review here). It is a hilarious book that manages to touch on some interesting moral issues and it isn't too long, so I thought it would be a great first pick.
The girls agreed - HA! Victory to the Librarian...LOL. :)
I was so pleased that they liked the book. Things are so much easier when that's the case. Anyway... they had a ton of fun plotting things like what they would do if *they* could hypnotize peolpe with fake mustaches!
We had a little trivia contest, with blowpops as the prize for most correct answers, and then I had a list of discussion questions that we talked about. Here are a couple quick examples:
*When you meet someone for the first time, how does what they look like affect what you think of them?
*If you could hypnotize people into doing things for you, would you?
*Have you ever read another book where an object had good or bad feelings or powers attached to it?
Some of their answers were pretty insightful, and some were downright hilarious!
We finished up the meeting by making our own fake mustache rings. The girls loved it!!
Next month: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage