As a sendoff to the school's Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program, Connetquot Elementary held a special Bodacious Book Show assembly on Feb. 9.
Hosted by the amusing duo of Bob Bookmark and Rita Digest, the fast-paced, thought-provoking "Nature Tales" featured fun poems about nature and wildlife and as a centerpiece, the "Have You Read It?" game show involving quizzes on books with animal characters. For the grand finale, they presented a classic African folk tale from Nigeria, "Home in the Sky," brought to life with costumes, masks and Bookmark's vivid facepainting of student volunteers.
"We get students thinking and talking about their favorite books," said Bookmark and Digest. "We feel that the way to develop good readers is to help kids discover books so good they can't wait to read more."