Tuesday, November 20, 2007

If it's Tuesday ...

this post must be about books.
We have a huge stack of books out from the library that I have been intending to
post about. Some were huge hits, and some were tolerated, but all were lovingly
picked off the shelf of our local library by me.
One, Grandfather Counts by Andrea Cheng with illustrations by Ange Zhang
was recommended by Nina,
and I never pass up one of her book ideas.Princess has been enjoying this although we have only
read it a couple of times so far.It is about a little girl and her Grandfather who moves in with them from China.
He starts to teach her to count in Chinese, and she teaches him to count in English.
It is a very sweet story and we loved the paintings as well.

Snowsong Whistling by Karen E. Lotz with illustrations by Elisa Kleven is a lovely book filled with rhymes and the collage art is very happy. Little Man has been enjoying this one with us.

He has also been enjoying The MAGIC HAT by Mem Fox and illustrated by Tricia Tusa
this is a funny book about a magic hat that appears
one fine day,from out of town,
and without any warning at all.
Just the pictures make him giggle..the words are like an added bonus.Princess just thought it silly.

ARRORRO,MI NINO Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games selected and illustrated by Lulu Delacre
has the lullabies in both English and Spanish. Little Man often knows more Spanish words than English,
so I thought he might enjoy it. Princess loves learning any other language.
It probably would have been more successful if I knew how to pronounce more Spanish.

To help Princess enjoy her love of all things "maths", I brought home
MATH for All Seasons mind stretching math riddles by Greg Tang and illustrated by Harry Briggs
She has been enjoying this one a lot! He has more books that I hope to take out next.
It has rhyme and math..how can you beat that?

I will add photos when I can get them to load up and I will do another book post soon..
you know the saying.."so many books, so little time" ? That is my day today.
Princess needs my help with a book she is writing, so I must go.


Mrs. Darling said...

Looks like a lot of good books. I love books and I have my own stack to post about but never take the time! Thanks for the erecommendations.

Heather said...

That math one looks wonderful. Any way to make math more fun is good to me. LOL

Cher Mere said...

Those look good. I think Z would like the Latino lullabies book.

Angela said...

Keep 'em coming! These book posts are giving me so many curriculum ideas. It is funny to see my kids sneak the picture books when I am not looking!

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

Mariposa said...

Ami use to love the Mathpieces sp? I will have to keep an eye for the spanish book.

Happy Thanksgiving!

chanale said...

Snowsong looks perfect for this time of year - I'll check it out soon. :) I love your books posts.

amanda said...

I'm just catching up with your blog here--the math book sounds great. Ivo loves playing with language and I think when he's older this will be a fun way to synthesize many various concepts.

The photos from your Thanksgiving project are so sweet! Looks like they had fun.

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