This was an accidental library find, and we will definitely continue to pick up books from Stella series by Marie-Louise Gay. The characters are fun, and Anna appreciated a strong girl in this story leading her cautious brother (or maybe a friend) into an adventure. Certain part of the story contain humor for adults when children discuss the world around them as they understand it. The story is not short, but reads well, with limited amount of text on each page.
I think I’ve seen this book for the first time at Tired, Need Sleep, and then on many more blogs. I kept looking for it in the library, and we ended up reading two other books in this series – Mouse’s First Halloween and Mouse’s First Day of School. Anna liked them, but not nearly as much as this one which we got at Scholastic book sale. We read it for about one hundred times already, and it’s still going strong.
We don’t have an audio set for this book, and the book itself came from the sale section in Barnes & Noble some time last spring. Anna suddenly pulled it off the shelf and wanted to read again and again. I gather she is tired of fall books :) It’s a very cute story of friendship, seasons and fun winter activities, and I really like illustrations in this book. I am a little sad that my daughter will probably not get to see a snowman this winter again unless it’s a plastic one.
We read so many character Halloween stories already – Clifford, Arthur, Corduroy. Anna doesn’t watch any of the shows, but enjoys the books about them. Franklin was discovered fairly recently, and we both enjoy these stories even though they are targeted at older children. Anna liked most of the story, but didn’t like the part about haunted house. No matter how many times we read this book, she always put her blanket over her head on this page.
What are your children reading this week? Link up and share.