Saturday, October 10, 2009

First the Egg

This was our absolute winner this week. We read Dog and Bear series by Laura Vaccaro Seeger before. This one is different in drawing style, but equally delightful. It has die cuts on each page drawing you further into the story, and the story is kind of about how things grow and change. First the egg, then the chicken. First the paint, then the picture. First the word, then the story. The text is very simple, but Anna was enchanted by the pictures and by the fact that she could read it herself after about two readings together. It’s just one of those books that just clicked with her. Check it out, it’s worth it!

My Many Colored Days

When Cindy from Superheroes and Princesses recommends a book, I look for it right away. This one was received very well. We both enjoyed the book, even though I don’t think that Anna really “got it”. I keep explaining to her how we have different moods, but she found it kind of disturbing at first that the character in the book gets transformed into animals. I admit that I am not a big fan of yellow creatures of Seuss world, and I was excited to learn about his book that is done in a completely different visual style.

Apple Pie Tree

I got a pleasure of learning about Zoe Hall and her books from Nicole at Tired, Need Sleep. Anna invariably liked every book we tried, and this one was no exception. We read it very many times. It goes over the changes in the apple tree and in the family of robins over the year, and in the end there is an apple pie recipe. Anna was very interested in the recipe… in theory, at least. She didn’t eat her apple cake when I made one once. I still hope that we might make it to an actual apple orchard this year.

The Perfect Nest

This book was an accidental and lucky find. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is engaging both for adults and for children. In the story Jack the Cat builds the perfect nest to obtain a perfect egg for his dinner. He is rewarded with three eggs from squabbling hen, duck and goose, but the eggs hatch and Jack has to accept unexpected parenthood. I think I liked the book more than Anna did, but we still read it a number of times together.

So what are your children reading this week? Link to me to share and get three extra chances to win in my giveaway of Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready. I will enter all the linkies into giveaway automatically unless you leave me a comment to opt out.


Susana said...

I've got to read that Apple Pie Tree book:-).

We like A Perfect Nest too. It's a funny story and a cute book.

Thanks for sharing what you read each week--I love finding new books through this post!

Ticia said...

The perfect nest looks fun. I'll have to keep that in mind when we study birds again.

Booklover1212 said...

Great book suggestions! Thanks! We have the Many Colored Days book and I have to admit that even I love it! I'll check our library for the others!


~ Jennifer

Cara said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I'm finally getting around to participating in What MY Child Is Reading. Love your picks for this week, especially The Apple Pie Tree. Can't wait to check that one out!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I'm so glad Anna enjoys the Zoe Hall books! The First the Egg books looks really good, and so does The Perfect Nest - will have to add them to our library list for next week! Thanks for hosting this!!

whisperingwhispers said...

Great books, many of them I will have to check out. Selena and I enjoyed "The Perfec Nest" as well!

Susan said...

My son loves Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall. We'll be looking for the First the Egg book at our library. I've been adding what we're reading to our tot school posts, but I love the idea of having a Mr. Linky just for this topic.

S said...

Love that widget!

Christy said...

I love to see what other people are reading each week. I find so many great books through blogs. I am going to request The Apple Pie Tree from the library.

MaryAnne said...

I finally enetered our linky, sorry it took so long!

"The Perfect Nest" sounds like a very fun book, we'll have to borrow it from our library. Actually, we've never read any of these, so I'll probably look for all of them.

Emma loves to bake, but she hardly ever eats what she makes - even when it's cake and cookies.