Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Leftover books from Monday...

I almost forgot to come back to this, but here are the other books
in Monday's pictures that I didn't write about.
If You Were An Adjective by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Sara Gray
Princess loved this book filled with words as colorful as the pictures!
I really liked the style of it all and can't wait to take out the rest of the series.
My Visit to the Aquarium by Aliki
Princess loves going to Aquariums! We decided to take this book out to
talk about our next planned trip to an aquarium near us and it has us really
impatient to get there!
As always the illustrations are terrific.
I would say go to your library and take out anything they have by Aliki
and you will not be disappointed.
Squids will be Squids (fresh morals beastly fables) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
This book will not be suitable for everyone, but it is quite funny.I'm not sure I would want
Princess to read all of these stories on her own, but I will read a couple to her.
It is funny and we enjoyed the offbeat artwork.

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner
was picked out by Princess along with Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
simply to feed her "mummy" addiction. This kid is fascinated by Mummies!
I'd like to give you some highbrow reason for this, but truth be told,
her Dad turned her on to Scooby Doo and that is where it all started!
We enjoyed the Skippyjon Jones story where this little Siamese kitty (who thinks he is a Chihuahua)
imagines himself in Egypt, but she has been pouring over the Aliki book for days!!
She cannot get it read to her enough and pays attention to all of it..even the mundane facts I tried to skip over
(I know, Bad Momma!).
Wings of Light by Stephen R. Swinburne Illustrated by Bruce Kiscock follows the migration of the Yellow Butterfly.The book jacket claims " lyrical prose and stunning illustrations",
and I simply cannot say it better.
This book is probably worth owning for the illustrations alone.
Princess has me on the lookout for a good "book on butterflies"..so any recommendations
are appreciated. She tells me she has a need to "learn about them,like if they have brains and stuff..."
because and I quote again,"I'm a Science Girl ".
We've been hearing it so much, we're thinking of having t-shirts printed. ;-)

3 comments:

nina said...

"I'm a science girl." You must be so proud. That is exactly what I would want Citcat to say. Science is the way to go. I would run a marathon with that!

The adjective book looks great. Just bookmarked it. I so agree about all the Aliki books. We own the aquarium one. We have a most mediocre aquarium near us. The illustrations in the Aliki book make us wish for more.

The Wings of Light book looks interesting. The illustrator has quite a few books. I can't wait to see them.

I will think about the butterfly books. I've read a few but can't remember them off the top my head.

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Nina, we are so proud of her.
;-) Of course we would be no matter
what she was spoutin', LOL.

Fun Mommy of 2 said...

Zachary goes around saying he is an artist. I wonder, if it is in them at such a young age. Times like this is when I really enjoy homeschooling. You go science girl. Shirts would be awesome.

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