Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday Book Post

Here we go, a few more of the library books we are reading right now...

First we have a few books by Jim Arnosky,

Crinkleroot's 25 More Animals
This book was too young for Princess, she expected
to get real information about each animal, it really just shows what they look like and
their name. It is a very nice book for younger children

Field Trips
Bug Hunting,Animal Tracking,Bird Watching,Shore Walking

Princess likes this one much better.The animal tracks really excited her.

Hook,Line & Seeker
Princess has been wanting to fish for as long as I can remember.
This book may have to go on our "purchase list"
It has a great deal of information on the different ways to fish and what to
fish, how to fish,where..it covers it all and we love his sketches.

A Strange Day
Jack is waiting restlessly for a letter to come with the results of
a drawing contest he has entered, while the wind howls around his house on the hill.
With tears in his eyes, he wanders around town mumbling to himself about the rejection
and hurt he feels at not only not winning, but not being contacted in any way. During his walk he
stops a baby carriage from falling into the river,blocks a soccer ball,catches a bird egg,catches a dog,
all without noticing. He arrives home as all the people he helped arrive at his house, along with the mailman who has been chasing the letter flying away with the wind just ahead of Jack all day.
Will Jack's mood turns to jubilant as he discovers he did won? Who are all the people waiting with flowers and gifts at his house. Do they know about the contest?You'll have to read it yourselves to find out.
What a strange day!

Hot Air
This is the (mostly) true story of the first hot air balloon ride which took place on September 19,1783.
Princess really enjoyed the illustrations..very bright and happy!Many important people have gathered to watch the experiment of amateur inventors, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier, but pay no attention
to all of them. Look,instead,inside the basket at the balloons first brave passengers...
a duck,a rooster, and a sheep.This is their story.The illustrations paint a hillarious story of what happened
that day.You may find yourself wondering if it really happened...well yes, sort of.
The above mentioned men were real people who were considered the inventors of the hot air balloon and their
flight with barnyard animals is a matter of historical record, but the details portrayed here may or may not be true.
The author apparently heard this part of the story from a duck, who heard it from a sheep, who heard it from a rooster a long,long,time ago. We will be taking this back out in September!! And so should you. ;-)

I end this book post with an old favorite of ours...
The authors watercolor memories of a simpler, slower summer time 50 years ago.
When July meant being dropped off at his Grandparent's beach house (we say Shore House here)
We always enjoy this book.
Hard to believe this is the last week of July already, and the last book post of July.
I hope you have enjoyed them so far. Now turn off your computer, and go read with your kids!

I am having techie difficulties getting pics and links to work...I'll try to fix later :-(


Gottfredsen said...

The list Looks great. I do love the way you describe the books. It always makes me want to go to the library and see whats in. I think I am going to see if the Library has A Strange Day.

Mrs. Darling said...

Lovely list.

We havent read even one single book this summer!

Anonymous said...

We the the Arnosky books as well. The 25 Mammal book is really good for very young children. I hope you have a reader who will rush out and check it out because it is a gem.

A Strange Day sounds great. Heading to my libbrary browser to see if I can order it. Thanks! :)

Cher Mere said...

Ooo, great nature non-fiction!

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