Monday, August 6, 2007
Here are the actual books we are reading...
Well, at least some of them.
Like Butter on Pancakes
will make you want a stack of pancakes..or maybe that's just us.
Written by Jonathan London with illustrations by G. Brian Karas.
Lovely story about a boy who wakes to sunshine streaming in the windows
and the smell of bacon and pancakes in the air.
The next three books also have illustrations by G. Brian Karas,
Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters
which is a delightful modern twist on the Cinderella tale, and
The Spider who Created the World by Amy MacDonald
is not really our cup of tea, but we took it out because our library did not
have the book Little Beaver and the Echo
that Nina recommended.
It is a creation story, which does not appeal to my little "science girl".
She has watched too many Nova episodes with Farmer Dad to
enjoy this story about how a spider takes a piece of the moon and sun and makes the earth.
We also have My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard
which I just knew Princess would like because she "makes" her crayons talk and dance
all the time.We laughed out loud all the way to the end.
I'm pretty sure that Jenny(see link below) recommended Piglet and Mama by Margaret Wild with illustrations by Stephen Michael King.
Very sweet story with adorable illustrations.I'm sure Jenny described it better than I can, but let me just say,
we loved it!
The last book I will write about today was also recommended by Jenny
Rainflowers by Ann Turner Pictures by Robert J. Blake.
We really enjoyed it and almost wished it were fall for a moment while reading.The pictures really bring the thunderstorm to life in this book.