Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Book Post Tuesday

Here we go..some of what we are reading
In honor of Mardis Gras...
A creaky old mule decides to toss off his reins and head for
Bourbon Street when the farmer tells him "Come first cockcrow tomorrow, we boil your hooves for backfat and for soap!"
His dream has been to go play trumpet down in New Orleans.
BIG WARNING to all the Momma's of sensitive souls..
each animal they come across is about to be killed in a violent sounding
fashion because they have become too old to be useful to the humans.
If you can get passed that, it is a nice story about animals making a
good way for themselves with interesting dialect and the flavor
of New Orleans. Sho'Nuff. ;-)
There is a glossary at the back as well, Princess liked that.

Princess enjoyed this version of the classic fairy tale.
She has a fascination with Gators that I can't explain.
The book also has a brief history of the Cajun people,
and a glossary..we do like a glossary.;-)
More importantly, it is filled with the flavor of
Louisiana...Mm Mm..maybe instead of more soup
I should be cookin' us up some gumbo! ;-)

Bird Feeding Month...
We loved this true story of a bird found on the corner
of 3rd Avenue and 46Th Street in Manhattan, and taken
home to live with the future wife of the author in her NY apartment
for 8 years.Very sweet.

Yes, it's that time of year again. We are in seed starting mode
in our little corner of the Garden State.
This book is a great help in answering some of Princess's
questions about the hows and whys of seed starting.
It is hard to go wrong with a book by Gail Gibbons.
Well, I have a stack of books to write about, but someone needs to get lunch ready,
and the pile has drawn the attention of the Princess who loves to be read to,
so I will be reading in between bouts of coughing and trying to enjoy a hot cup of tea.
I hope your day is also filled with good books and someone to share them with.


reprehriestless warillever said...

I'm glad taht you were able to take a break between coughing fits to tell us about books.

Happy cuddling!

Wendy Hawksley said...

I want you to know how huge an inspiration you are to me. Your creativity in Princess's education is wonderful!

You are the one who inspired me to start visiting our library every week or every other week, and to fill up a bag with books pertaining to a certain theme (holidays, seasons, and more), as well as whatever books catch my son's interest.

It is a great, fun, free way to supplement our homeschooling!

Thank you for your blog!!!

Tara said...

We're not up to partying for Mardi Gras here but Stellina looks promising!!

Hope you are on the mend :)

Gottfredsen said...

The Mardi Gras books look adorable. I am ging to have to see if the library has them. I do hope you feel better soon. Stay warm and cuddle up with P. Happy reading.

Lynn said...

They look like great books. You always inspire me to pull out more books and go to the library.


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