Sendero Summer Reading with Fabian Rodriguez, Senior Portfolio Manager

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I find myself reading a lot of books these days, albeit they are with my five-year old as I’m reading to him each day. One of my favorites is “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt.

“The Day the Crayons Quit” is a series of letters written from the perspective of a young boy’s crayons to him. Gray describes how he feels overworked from coloring so many elephants, rhinos, and humpback whales, yellow and orange squabble over what color the sun should really be. Blue complains about being short and stubby since he’s the favorite and is used so much. 

In the end, the little boy makes a big drawing incorporating the feedback that his crayons had given him. It’s a cute and fun book to read, especially when you get into character and start giving some attitude to the colors when reading it aloud. 

This global pandemic has brought about a resurgence in my love for LEGO. With that renewed interest, I’ve also started building my own creations, which means building whatever you want and not following a standard set of instructions. 

“The LEGO Architecture Idea Book: 1001 Ideas for Brickwork, Siding, Windows, Columns, Roofing, and Much, Much More” by Alice Finch is book that I recently checked out from my local library to further improve my LEGO building technique. The book provides a lot of examples of different architectural styles and elements. Overall, I’ve learned a lot and it’s lit a flame on my creative side – I’m excited to incorporate some of what I’ve learned into my future builds.

Fabian Rodriguez, Senior Portfolio Manager