Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Brothers Plad

Once there were two brothers.
They loved life and they loved adventure.
They needed rugged shirts for their adventures.
They chose flannel plad.

As featured on the television show, The Generations Project, Vermont dyslexic carpenter Sean Plasse (Watermelon Tourmaline) and brother banker Matt Plasse (Hignus Harkaway), have written the best book for boys...The Brothers Plad and The Mystery Trout. Beautifully illustrated by Vermont illustrator Kevin Ruelle (Legrand Poisson), published locally by First Rise, LLC, it is a homestitched pladventure of daring, danger and determination. It is NOT for wizards or wimps. Purchase today. Plad up!

The Brothers Plad comes highly recommended by one of our New England Boys Read Advocates.  Below is her best-practice story:

"It was about this time last year that I contacted you with a heavy heart regarding my 7, now 8 year old son and his lack of interest in reading.  I am happy to report with we are back on track!  After being inspired by your site to be a better advocate for my boys education, I began working with the school and local library using lists found on your website.

While perusing your website an add for a local author(Vermont) popped up.  The advertisement was for a book for boys who like hunting and fishing.  I contacted the authors and convinced the primary grades to read the book in their classrooms as well as offer the book in the library.   The authors agreed to come to the school and do an inspirational presentation which was the most awe-inspiring giggly event of the year.  If you do not have The Mystery Trout by the Plad Brothers. 

At the time we did not employ one male in the entire K-8 school other than the 1/2 time janitor.   I had to point out to the school board that we have really let our kids down by not employing a male teacher.  We have a new male gym teacher, principal, and a kindergarten teacher.  There is a nice balance in the school and everyone, men, women boys and girls are happy!  

I just wanted to thank you for sparking my advocacy."

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