Principal’s Book of the Month
By Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
As we start 2017, let's take some time to look around at the beautiful things in our home and community. Not only can things and places be beautiful, but so can people. Have you ever heard the expression beautiful on the inside and out? What does this mean to you? As we come back to school what will be your New Year's resolutions? I hope you enjoy this beautiful story!
Summary provided by Goodreads.com-A little girl longs to see beyond the scary sights on the sidewalk and the angry scribbling in the halls of her building. When her teacher writes the word beautiful on the blackboard, the girl decides to look for something beautiful in her neighborhood. Her neighbors tell her about their own beautiful things. Miss Delphine serves her a “beautiful” fried fish sandwich at her diner. At Mr. Lee’s “beautiful” fruit store, he offers her an apple. Old Mr. Sims invites her to touch a smooth stone he always carries. Beautiful means “something that when you have it, your heart is happy,” the girl thinks. Her search for “something beautiful” leaves her feeling much happier. She has experienced the beauty of friendship and the power of hope.