Wow in the World is a new podcast by Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas. I know them from Kids Place Live and met both last summer! They are super funny in real life. I had to help Guy with his Penguin facts though.
The podcast has them sharing interesting facts in a way that kids will like. For instance, they had a picnic in a landfill. I bet they really weren’t but you have fun pretending they are.
Kids are really curious and this show helps them. I like to listen in the morning while eating breakfast. I wish there were more episodes already! I guess this also teaches patience.
I recommend this podcast to kids and parents a like! I give it an infinite number of stars!
My bff, Guy Raz, recommended I read this book. When Guy tells you to do something, you should.
This is the story of a girl who wants to change her family’s fortune. Her family is very poor and it makes her mom very sad. Her dad tells her stories to make her happy. Minli (the girl) goes on an adventure to find the Old Man of the Moon. The adventure was really cool and there are legends and stories within the story.
I read this book in three days because I could not put it down, unlike the Nancy Drew that took me two weeks.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. Parents could read it to their kids or kids could read it to their parents. Just say Bridget and Guy told you to read it!
I just finished her second book (I loved it) and can’t wait for the third to come out. I hope to interview her and know some of my readers know her. Help me meet Grace Lin? Please, pretty please with a cherry on top?
I spent the day in Washington DC. I started it like all kids do with Absolutely Mindy on Kids Place Live. Well, maybe not all kids are in the studio and joining her on the radio. She is just as silly in person!
Guy Raz was there too. I helped flush Guy down the portal potty. It is smaller than I expected. I had to climb on him to push him in. I almost fell in. I have already been flushed before. I didn’t need to go to Guy’s meeting.
Mindy and Guy looked just like I expected. Kenny Curtis snuck in to say hi. He looked different than I expected. I didn’t get to say hi to Lorenzo Llama or Dirk the fourth and forgotten chipmunk. I also met Tori, Mindy’s producer. She was cool!
Annoying Little Brother also got to be on air and talked about Tim Kubart of course. They even tried calling Tim but got his voicemail. Phew!
After our radio time, we went exploring. I saw the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol Building and the White House.
For lunch, we went to Kramerbooks. You can get books and food!
(PS, look who is in the bottom corner! Penguin!)
The last place we visited was the Zoo. I saw Pandas – both Giant and Red Tailed. I also saw elephants, seals, piranhas and bison. They also had statues made from trash in the zoo. They are to show people to stop throwing their trash anywhere and especially in the water.
I do have book recommendations for you. If you are going to DC, you could read Miroslav Sasek’s This is Washington DC. It is a bit old but you learn about a lot of the monuments.