Monday, October 1, 2007
We're back again and have more book suggestions..
The Frog Princess A Tlingit Legend from Alaska retold by Eric A. Kimmel and illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger
The daughter of the Tlingit village headman who rejects every suitor
who wants to marry her, sends one suitor away with the announcement that she would "sooner marry a frog from our lake". This is a captivating retelling of a Tlingit legend of a young maiden trying to find the place where she belongs.
LIGHTS FOR GITA by Rachna Gilmore and Illustrated by Alice Priestley
Is a lovely story about a young girl who is disappointed about the nasty turn the weather takes in her new home
on the night of Divali, a festival of lights which falls in October or November and is observed by Hindus all over the world.Princess really enjoyed the pretty pictures in this book and is very interested in celebrating Divali this year.
HENNY PENNY by Vivian French and illustrated by Sophie Windham
We are all pretty familiar with the tale of Henny Penny and her friends.
This version has a nice twist that makes for a good read.We really enjoyed the lively art
Frida by Jonah Winter and Illustrated by Ana Juan.
A book about how Mexican artist Frida Kahlo learned to paint and why her paintings are like no one
else's. The pictures are incredible!
Diego by Jeannette Winter with text by Jonah Winter (In English and Spanish)
is the story of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.The vibrant miniature paintings shows how his love for his country joined his passion for painting to make a powerful art that celebrates the Mexican people.
Princess really loves the artwork shown!
On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole was recommended by Nina a while ago, and my library
finally granted my request and ordered it. We were very excited to find it in our pile of "holds" last night!!
All three of us sat and read it together and boy did we enjoy it.We enjoy so many of his books and this one is no exception!
Follow the Dream the story of Christopher Columbus by Peter Sis
has some terrific pictures that take you into the 15Th century world of Christopher Columbus
giving us the artist's interpretation of the story in a simple way that I think Princess will understand.
We will save the "dark side" for when she is older.
Halloween written by Alice K. Flanagan and illustrated by Patrick Girouard is a
good book to teach about the Halloween customs. When did it begin,how did it get it's name,
things you might see on Halloween etc.
This might be a good book for those with children slightly frightened by Halloween.
I don't have one of those, but she loves Halloween, so I figured we could stand to learn about it
a bit more in depth now.
STOP DROP and ROLL by Margery Cuyler and Arthur Howard
is a Jessica worries book about fire safety.I think the funny pictures and simple story
will be a great way to start our fire safety chat around here.Fire Prevention Week is
October 7-13.Be sure to follow the link to the National Fire Protection Association for some great
tips and games.
Naturally, we have a bigger pile yet to be read. I will post about them as we read them.