Tonight we read, Sylvester & The Magic Pebble by William Steig. It is a Caldecott Medal book and a beloved classic about a donkey named Sylvester who finds a magic pebble that can make his wishes come true. Sylvester is so excited about his wondrous find, until a lion frightens him and he makes a wish that brings about unexpected results. The story unfolds with a happy ending as Sylvester is reunited with his family in another unexpected way.
Tomorrow we are going to go pebble hunting and paint one of our pebbles RED, in honor of Sylvester.
This was one of my favorite stories when I was a child. I love reading it to my children. Thanks for the great idea!