Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki chatted with Bordewich-Bray Elementary School third-graders Tuesday before reading to them as part of National Reading Week.
“Being lieutenant governor is pretty cool,” he told them. “I get to do some neat things. We have fun, and we spend a lot of time thinking about you guys and trying to make sure you have the best education possible.”
Krolicki was one in a series of guest readers planned this week. He selected “Wolf! Wolf!” by John Rocco, a twist on the classic tale “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”
He was pleasantly surprised by the book’s ending, he told the students.
“It would have been more exciting if he would have eaten the goat,” he said, “but it was a happier ending for the goat.”
Isaiah Urbina, 9, enjoyed Krolicki’s visit and was impressed by his reading skills.
“It was really good,” Urbina said. “He read with expression and told us some things that happen in his life.”
Krolicki also explained to the students that Nevada is celebrating its 150th anniversary of being admitted into the union, teaching them the word “sesquicentennial.”
He handed out Nevada-shaped pins commemorating that celebration.
“I really love the present he gave us because it looks really cool,” said Oscar Gomez, 9.
He stayed after to thank the lieutenant governor personally.
“Do you have a brother or sister?” Krolicki asked. When Oscar said he had a brother in first grade, Krolicki removed the pin from his lapel. He handed it to Oscar with instructions to give it to his little brother.
Krolicki said he appreciated the chance to read to the students.
“Reading just opens up every possibility for these young children,” he said. “As the father of three girls, reading is just part of our lives. I just wanted to share with these kids the joy of reading and the magic of books.”