Last night it was time to hand out the prizes for this half of the year to the kids who come to our book club at the Children's Home. We had 16 books as prizes because 4 out of the 20 children had lost their books. Those 4 kids got prizes as well, but their book prizes were given to the library as we had to replace their books! So, instead we gave them some small things as consolation: (and as usual I had to cut David out of the picture as he was making a funny face). Maja, Dijana, me and Stefan:
And Stefan was most happy about the bag the gifts came in: :)
Otvori knjigu i na put kreni,
raširi srce, otvori čelo,
zaplovi beskrajnim morem što peni,
na vrh planine popni se smelo.
Knjiga ti maštu čudesnu budi,
svakog u svoje korice prima,
njom se spajaju vreme i ljudi,
za svako pitanje odgovor ima.
I u snovima, a i na javi,
neka te nosi njena lepota,
večito putuj u svojoj glavi,
ostani putnik cijelog života.
(My attempt at translation is below:)
OPEN A BOOK
Open a book and start a journey,
Widen your heart, open your mind,
Sail the endless foamy sea,
Climb boldly on the mountain top
A book wakens your miraculous imagination,
Each is received in its covers,
It joins time and people,
For every question it has an answer.
And in dreams, and in reality,
Let her beauty carry you,
Traveling forever in your head,
Staying a traveler all your life.
As you can see, it is a great poem and hopefully it will open the kids eyes to the need to keep reading!! :)
Below are Dragana and I with her book: all the 2-4th graders got a book out of the series "Geronimo Stilton" (or as it is in Serbian "Dzeronimo Stilton") and they were all very happy!
Here are most of us with our books (some of the older kids had already disappeared... they all got books from a series called "Hit books for children", including Robin Hood and Alice in Wonderland among others): It is really hard getting pictures with children!