The first days of school are around the corner. I have slowly started to head back into the classroom. The tables and bookshelves are put in place but the books haven't been completely sorted through. As I am wiping out the baskets and reorganizing, I am also beginning to pull books that I know will communicate important messages to my students over the first few days/weeks of school. I grabbed Fluff and Billy when I saw it laying on the shelf the other day. I knew I loved the characters and pictures so I decided to reread it again.
Fluff and Billy are two little penguins that are the best of buds. They play in tandem, Billy announcing,"I'm climbing up! and Fluff repeating right after "I'm climbing up!" They are fearless friends until a snowball comes in between their play. After moments of quiet and sadness, they begin to laugh and forgive. So much can be talked about in this short but important story.