Idea Exchange: August 12 – August 16

Monday, August 12th: QUOTE: “WHATEVER YOU ARE-BE A GOOD ONE”, Abraham Lincoln

CRUNCHY, NOT SWEET, Amy Ward

What does an adventurous, red-eyed tree frog do when he suddenly finds his diet of squishy, mushy worms BORING? He sets off exploring! Not afraid to try new foods, Little Tree Dude tastes a banana (too mushy!), a berry (too sweet!), and even a nut (no way to crack it!). What will this famished frog find to eat? “Zipping and flipping a dark spot zooms by…” What is it? Something crunchy, not sweet, and the perfect frog treat.

With a nod to concepts such as “diet” and “carnivore/herbivore” and a short glossary of “Frog Facts,” Crunchy, Not Sweet is a STEM-themed book for the youngest of readers. It can also be used to encourage the pickiest of eaters to try new foods―just like Little Tree Dude. But mostly, Crunchy, Not Sweet is the kind of picture book that kids will ask to read again and again…and again!

Vibrant colors, sing-song rhyme, and fabulously funny frog faces will leave readers captivated by Little Tree Dude’s taste-testing adventure through the rainforest.

We talked about the Perseid Meteor Shower happening today and tomorrow night. Also shared the story my daughter and her friend created when they were about 10 or 11 years old about a red tree frog. Amy’s book brought back all those fun memories! No time for recipes today.

Tuesday, August 13th: QUOTE: “A SINGLE SUNBEAM IS ENOUGH TO DRIVE AWAY MANY SHADOWS”, St. Francis of Assisi  How do you cheer people up when they feel down?

We spoke with Marianne of LAMERS TOUR AND TRAVEL about the GRAND CANYON AND SOUTHWEST PARKS tour that departs on October 16th-just a few spots left! Also shared some back to school recipes: Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos, Baked Mac and Cheese Bites, Magic Mugs and Ice Cream Sundae Bites

Wednesday, August 14th:

DODGE COUNTY FAIR- live programming from 9:30-11am with John Kraft and Thomas Rehfeldt

Thursday, August 15th:

DODGE COUNTY FAIR-live programming from 9:30-11am with John Kraft and Thomas Rehfeldt

Friday, August 16th:

DODGE COUNTY FAIR-live programming from 9:30-11am with John Kraft and Thomas Rehfeldt

LOCAL DISH AT THE FAIR: 2-3:30PM JOIN ME, BILL LEISSES OF BEAVER DAM PIGGLY WIGGLY and JASON WHITE OF JASON WHITE CATERING for FOOD, FUN and ENTERTAINMENT!