Here’s a creative solution to use our Fishing for Friends silks in your summer reading shows. It uses all the silks and a change bag. The libraries will love you.
Written by Barry Mitchell and Tim Sonefelt
I was reading a great book on fishing when I had a magical idea. That’s one of the exciting things about reading; it inspires some great ideas.
I created my own magic fishing pole. It’s one part fishing net and one part fishing pole. I call it one part fishing net and one part fishing pole. I came up with that myself.
With my fishing pole, I can fish for friends at the library who love to read just like me. I have a hook and a tackle box filled with bait. (Drop hook in change bag.) I need a helper to hold my tackle box. (Choose helper and ask them to hold your tackle box open so the bait silks are accessible.)
Another one of the exciting things about the library is that it attracts a variety of people who have different interests. For example, it attracts people like me who love books about fishing. (Show fish silk and drop in change bag.) I’ll put the fish in my net to attract people who love fishing. You can find fishing books in the 700s section of the library.
I love books on humor and jokes. (Show yellow smile silk and drop in change bag.) You can find books on jokes in the 800s section of the library.
I love to read stories, but I really enjoy writing my own stories. Did you know there are even books that can help us write better stories? You can find them in the 800s section. (Show black feather quill silk and drop in bag.)
Did you know the library has books about business and how to save money? (Show green money silk and drop in bag.) You can find books about business in the 300s and 600s section of the library.
I’ll bet you’ll never guess what soap has to do with reading. (Show white soap silk.) Did you know you can make your own soap? It’s true. You can find books about soap making in the 700s section. Speaking of soap, I love to take bubble baths. Did you know there are even books about taking baths and washing our hands? The library has books on everything! (Drop white silk in bag.)
The library even has books on LOVE! (Show red heart silk.) Are any of you in love? If you want to read love stories you can find them in fiction.
Love is not really fiction, but all those really gross romance novels my big sister reads are in that section. One kind of love that’s not fiction, is our love for books and reading. (Drop red silk in bag. Switch change bag to produce long streamer. Ask helper to hold one end and walk away from helper while holding the other end. Silk will flow out of change bag. Follow directions with the silk set.)
So if you love books and get hooked on reading, you’ll meet a whole new group of friends at the library. (Produce long streamer silk.)
Get hooked on reading.
Fishing for Friends silks are available at www.barrymitchellproducts.com