It was a busy reading week! At some point we had 24 books checked out from the library. I also reorganized Anna’s bookshelves, so suddenly she discovered all those “new” books that were out of rotation for a while. Here are our highlights of the week.
We like to read character books here, and The Berenstain Bears is one of Anna’s favorite series at the moment. Anna’s strongest interest in the moment is still in doctors and human body, so we read several books on this topic. The language in this book is not over the top of my daughter’s head, illustrations appeal to my daughter, and the book is very positive. It does a good job explaining the need for vaccination on the level that a young child can understand.
This library book is my absolute winner of the week, and Anna liked it a lot too. This book is sweet in so many ways. The main character thinks that he is not good in arts, because of the bad teacher in the kindergarten. His new teacher and his friends help him find his own style. I loved illustrations – they are really neat. And, in a way, it appeals to my own feelings of not being good at art, but finding a way to enjoy it anyway.
This was a random library pick. Anna loved this book – me… not so much. I don’t like it when the text pretends to be a verse, but doesn’t quite rhyme. Illustrations, however, are quite engaging and show how kids morph into piglets and back into kids. Anna was very fascinated with this transformation and was extra polite after reading this book. She informed it that she doesn’t want to turn into a pig. Hey, whatever works :)
We like reading classic fairy tales here, and I realized recently that we somehow missed the Three Little Pigs. This version by James Marshall differs a bit from what I remember of this story and therefore longer. Once the wolf gets to the third pig’s house, they engage in the game of wits that lasts for days. Anna insisted that in the end big bad wolf became nice. Well, he still became a cooked wolf in this version. I enjoyed it when Anna reenacted the story with her smurfs as pigs and a giraffe finger puppet as a wolf – it was hilarious.
What are your children reading? Please link up and share. This linky is open all week, so you can link up on the day that is convenient for you. And… you will get three additional chances to win my Bob books giveaway.