Monday, May 14, 2012

MONDAY: The Empty Pot

This was one of the books I read as part of my mentoring relationship with In2Books. In this story, the Emperor of China is ready to choose his successor. Children around the country are given flower seeds. They have a year to do their best with the seeds and the Emperor will judge the results.

A boy named Ping is a fantastic gardener, but he can't get his seed to grow into anything. What will the emperor say?

3 out of 5 stars

This is a familiar story with a moral of being yourself and being honest and earning a great reward.

Side Note: I have really enjoyed my two years with In2Books. If you are looking for a way to give back to the world, and you enjoy reading and relating with kids, consider volunteering. There's a small one time fee for a criminal history check. It's something you could do as a family - your family reads the book and you write your letter together to your student.. Check them out at the link above.

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