Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Another Book Post

Here we go. It is Tuesday, so here are some of the books we are reading right now...

Benito's Dream Bottle
Benito becomes disturbed after hearing his Grandmother no longer has dreams, he begins a quest to
help her dream again.He begins by asking everyone he knows where dreams come from...then he takes her back through her memories, into a land of questions and imaginings to find the ability to dream again. Lovely illustrations and a lovely book.Princess is very into discussing her dreams, and has been since she could talk. We start every day with "would you like to hear my dream?" and often end with "help me find a dream Momma.." so this book had to come home with us.

Roar of a Snore
Reminded me of a childhood night or two in my family.The entire family was fast asleep,
except for poor Jack. He heard a noise that shook the door. Jack heard a ...snore!
Unable to sleep through the racket, Jack and his dog go searching to find who is snoring so loudly.
We love a fun-loving rhyming tale around here, this caused many a giggle, because everyone snores.
(Yes, even you!)

The Frog Prince

This Brothers Grimm tale of a spoiled princess finding her handsome prince by breaking a witch's spell has enchanted readers since it was written in the 1800s. The luscious illustrations in this version
will enchant you as well.I have only read it a time or two, because my Princess will not give it up
for me to read, she has been lost in the beautiful artwork for days.
Of course she loves that this princess has long golden curls.

Baby hasn't anything to eat, the parents don't know what to do.
A witch appears, she knows, but won't tell.The parents must promise
her her hearts desire (Princess loves this expression..uses it all the time).
The witch sends Papa on a quest..for Yak juice.
Funny book!

Charlie Cook's Favorite Book
The first illustration looks right out of our living room..with the exception of the dog.
All of the illustrations are bright and colorful and we liked them a lot.

We enjoyed this book about books very much...
now we have to go read the stories they
talked about enjoying.....

Next week I will have more and soon I will be posting some great science themed picture books.


Wendy Hawksley said...

I adore the Brothers Grimm. I have not begun reading them to Gavin yet; I'm not sure he's old enough, but maybe by the end of the year...

The reunion went VERY well, but I am looking forward to getting everything back to a new kind of normal here at home!

Gottfredsen said...

Oh the Roar of a snore sounds right up Gabes alley. Thanks I already hear his laughter. LOL. Great list as usual.

divina said...

We've had fun reading Roar of a Snore. It's one of our favorites!

Cher Mere said...

I love your comments on these books. You make them very enticing.

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