Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Tuesday's Book Post
Here are a couple of books we have been enjoying at our house,
Apples Here! by Will Hubbell
Princess really enjoyed this book that explores the seasonal life cycle
of an apple orchard through pictures. I enjoyed the information in the back
of the book. This will be a nice lesson for next Autumn.
This year she was more interested in the "big picture".
Let's Go Home The Wonderful Things About a House by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Wendy Anderson Halperin.
This is a lovely book that takes you all through a house from the front porch to the attic.
What are the rooms used for? How do they serve their family?
The illustrations are charming. Princess enjoyed it and we spent a lot of time snuggled up
in her bed looking at the pictures for different details to catch our eye.
Melissa Parkington's Beautiful,Beautiful Hair by Pat Brisson and Suzanne Bloom
tells a story about a girl known and admired for her beautiful,beautiful hair (which we thought looked just like P's cousin/sister A.), who wants to be known for something she "does" instead of
"something that just grows out of the top of her head". She tries to master a couple of things,
basketball,drawing, and then realizes her "talent" is being "nice".She sees a sign in a mall salon window
that says "share your hair", and decides to donate her hair to someone who needs it.
Princess really likes the line at the end,when her father is tucking her in at night, and instead of his usual
"Good night my Melissa of the beautiful,beautiful hair," he says"Goodnight my Melissa of the beautiful,beautiful heart.", and so did I.
To find information on how you can do this, check out Locks of Love.
GRANDAD'S PRAYERS OF THE EARTH by Douglass Wood and P.J.Lynch.
It would be easy to write "this is a lovely book", and leave it at that. It would be true.
Perhaps because we are approaching a year since my Grandpa died, and what would have been his 80th birthday ,both dates fall in the next couple of months, this book made me cry.I mean deep sobbing cring.
Douglass Wood says "(this book )is for anyone who has ever had a woods to walk,a prayer to whisper ,
or a hero to love."
The publisher says it best, "Together Douglass Wood and P.J.Lynch have created a picture book that, like a prayer, may change you forever."
We hope you enjoy these books as much as we have.