Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fun Picture Books

Happy Pancake Day- Happy Mardi Gras...If you live in a state holding a
primary today..GO VOTE !!!!

Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk books....
Princess picked 3 picture books out of the library the other night.

When I was Little a four year old's memoir of her youth by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
I think anyone who has a daughter this age, or older will have been through this.
Princess often says "when I was little I couldn't do this..."
Very sweet book about a 4 year old's looking back at all she has learned to do in 4 years.

SOFT HOUSE by Jane Yolen and Wendy Anderson Halperin
We love this illustrator's pictures of home life and wish our house to be just like them.
This story is about a sister and brother who make a "soft house" of blankets and cushions
to play inside while it rains outside. I would suggest having a stack of blankets and a plate of cookies ready to go when you are done reading this one...you will all want to build a "soft house"!

The Paper Princess by Elisa Kleven
I love Elisa Klevin's folk art paintings...the end papers alone are worth buying this book!
Very sweet story about a girl who draws a "paper princess" and loses her in the wind.
Will they be reunited? You will have to read it to find out.

I need to go make some pancakes for my Princess...have a lovely day!


Heather said...

Sounds Like great books. Got to try and get the Soft house one. Sounds great.

Jenny said...

I was so happy to find out that my library has the Paper Princess and Soft House- I've added them to my list. Did you see that there are a couple sequels to Paper Princess? They looked really good too.

Mrs. Darling said...

My kids loved the pancake book. Every Sunday morning is pancake morning at our house.

Kate in NJ said...

H- Thanks..you'll love it!
J-Yes, I saw the sequels, although I'm not sure if our library has them.
Mrs D- Us too! We love pancakes!

Cher Mere said...

Cool books.

I was wondering if you have seen the Alfie books by Shirley Hughes. Z and I both loved them.


chanale said...

It looks like a good bunch of books (...and a good excuse to bake cookies).

I'm sorry I haven't yet replied to your 12/31 comment (I don't have your e-mail). I've been away for too long. My life is near ruins - I tried to explain in a blog post today, but I couldn't be any more specific on the web.

Kate in NJ said...

Cher- yes, we actually picked a couple up from a freecycler last year..very sweet.

Chanale- I have missed you and did not have your e-mail either..left mine at your blog today.

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