Anna picked this book from the “new books” shelf. The story is about a bear who steals trees from the forest, because he needs paper for his paper airplanes. I thought that the story was way over Anna’s head – it included words like alibis, court, etc, but she enjoyed it and understood the main story line just fine. I still don’t know though why she liked it – I was not thrilled with this strange drawing style or with the flow. So this is one of those cases when our opinions differed greatly.
This is one of the books that we have in our home collection. Anna has never watched Sesame Street, but we have a few of Elmo books. Suddenly she warmed up to this story collection and wanted to read it several times a day. Her favorite story in the book is the one about feelings – Happy, Sad, Grouchy and Glad. I like it too – Elmo and his friends sing the song about different feelings. She is still disappointed that Elmo and Big Bird are not girls, she tries to convince me that they must be girls :)
This was Anna’s favorite “potty book” this week. We still like two original Corduroy stories best, but this one is well done. It’s a story about Halloween preparation and celebration. I think it allowed Anna to digest the thought that the costume is something man- (or bear-) made, and it doesn’t have magical powers to really transform us into something else. So far she wasn’t quite keen on any dress up, but she is beginning to contemplate her Halloween options.
Anna was steadfastly refusing to read this book for the good part of the week. We have Llama Llama Red Pajama, and she doesn’t seem to be a fan of the books that picture inappropriate behavior. Eventually we read it several times, but she never really warmed up to it. It’s another example of our difference in opinions – I happened to like the book a lot, even though I disagree with how Llama Mama handled the crisis. I made sure to explain to Anna that there would be no treat for her in the end after such a tantrum.
What are your children reading this week? Please link up and share. My linky is open until next Thursday, and I am also linking this post to Well Read Child round up that is hosted this week by In Need Of Chocolate.