Here we go...
I am sure some of you have read and discussed this book,
but it was on display at our library, and so I took it home..
We really enjoyed it! This book was fun to read, with great illustrations from
Peter H Reynolds (The Dot, Ish).Princess loves how every few favorite things is a "big
cardboard box"..so up her alley.Her greatest desire is to give every little child she knows
a BIG cardboard box for their birthday or Christmas. LOL
It is always her suggestion for the gift idea.She can come up with 8,000 great things to do
with a cardboard box.If you have a little boy..you need to get this book. If you don't..you should probably get it anyway..if your little girl doesn't like it as much as mine..find a little boy to give it to.
I am going to buy one for my newest nephew. He has a shaggy head of dark hair like the boy in the book.
Even though he is only 3 months old.
Another good book, At Night.
We really enjoyed this little book, the illustrations are so very...friendly.
The story is about a little girl who can't get to sleep in her bed while hearing her family
all sleeping around her in their apartment. She decides to get up and go sleep on the roof.
Princess noticed that her Mom hears her and follows her up even though she stays in the
background quietly and unnoticed. She especially liked the last picture of her Mom with a
hot cup of whatever watching the sun come up from a chair next to the sleeping girl.
Too Many Toys made us giggle. (Don't all David Shannon books?)
Princess had to agree she too, has too many toys.We especially loved the part where he steals the box
his Mom is loading up with toys to get rid of, so he can play with that.
I did mention she loves big cardboard boxes, right?
The Day the Stones Walked is a book for slightly older children.This book provides a
glimpse of what might have happened on Easter Island, and what might yet happen on our own
larger island called Earth.A young boy is sent by his mother to alert his stone carving father
that "a Great Wave is coming".His father is too busy carving a face on one of the giant moai
to get to safety.The boy, Pico, worries about his father as he sees the Tsunami hit, and wonders
if the old stories are true, will the stones walk? Save his father?He learns the surprising answer
in this story, but I won't ruin it for you. ;-)
Princess really enjoyed this book, more than I thought she would.(I confess, I brought it home for me)
The illustrations are pretty captivating.Reading this lead us to a wonderful discussion about deforestation
and how it effects the planet as a whole.
If you are looking for a giggle or two more, pick up
Farley Found It! I found this on the bookshelf at my library totally by accident.
I was looking for another book, pulled out something by that author, and saw the cover of this one.
I knew it had to come home with us! It is a goofy tale about a sheep named Farley,who likes his life, except at night, (he's afraid of the dark). His sleep improves when he discovers Edna the dog's dog house.
Edna moves her house all over the farm trying to hide it from Farley, but, as you may have guessed
from the title, Farley keeps finding it!
Princess loved the solution they came up with, and I think you will too.
So get to your local library, and take some of these out.Your library doesn't have it? Ask them if they can get it for you. Like it so much you want to buy it? Consider using my "bookstore" link on the right side bar.
I get a nickel or two for every 8 billion books I convince others to buy.
Help defray the cost of our book habit. ;-)
We have some really good books out for Thanksgiving, I will get a post up about them on Friday.