Tuesday, October 30, 2007

If it's Tuesday, it must be time for a Book Post!

We picked up a pile of fun reads the last time we stopped at the library.
ZAT CAT! by Chesley McLaren
is a funny story about a scruffy stray cat tossed into the world of
haute couture in Paris! He accidentally becomes a star.
Princess loved the illustrations and since this has been the week of "le chat"
around here, it really fit.

Annie's Chair by Deborah Niland
is about a little girl who allows no one to sit in her favorite chair
until her dog refuses to give it up and she learns how to share.
Fun illustrations.

Princesses Are Not Quitters by Kate Lum and Sue Hellard
tells a story about three bored Princesses who wish they were "free"
to work like the servant girls.They decide to switch places and learn
how hard it is to be servants.Princess really enjoyed it.

Clorinda by Robert Kinerk and Steven Kellogg
was our favorite.Funny and sweet, this book tells the tale of
a cow who stumbles into a ballet while looking for the ballot box
and finds her life's passion. Dance. With the help of a farmhand,
she practices and then leaves for Manhattan where she faces rejection after rejection
and works as a waitress where she gets her big break.
She fails dismally, and returns to the farm where the stage her farmhand built her awaits.
Great lesson about trying...sometimes you fail.

Nothing To Do by Douglas Wood and Wendy Anderson Halperin
is a terrific book about how sometimes,doing nothing is the most important
thing to do.Great book for the over scheduled!Although they probably won't have time to look for this at the library, let alone read it to or with their kids.

We also picked up some with a little more "substance", and I will post on those on Thursday or Friday.
I will also post a craft idea or two.


Heather said...

Great books! I can not wait to check some of them out.

Learning with O said...

You and Nina always have so many nice book reviews!

Mrs. Darling said...

I love library books. Today is our weekly library trip. Good thing too as I have a couple things overdue!

chanale said...

I laughed when I read what you said about how the overscheduled wouldn't have time to look for the book about overscheduling. :D

That book's not in our library system (surprise, surprise). I love reading your book entries! (Well, all of them, really, but I'm way too addicted to picture books.)

momof3feistykids said...

Thanks for the book suggestions.:-)

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all for the comments,
I'll have more books Friday...I have a huge stack to talk about!!

Jenny said...

I'm going to have to check and see if our library has the "Nothing To Do" book- it sounds wonderful and I love that illustrator.

I'll be looking forward to your next book post and the craft ideas!

Cher Mere said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I think "Nothing to do" sounds good.

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