We had some fun books to read this week. It was hard to pick four to review, since our opinions differed at times. However, after some consideration, I narrowed down the “winners”. All the books in this review are library books. I just love our library.
This was definitely a hands down winner for Anna. I swear that I read about this book on one of the blogs who link to WMCIR, but despite my heroic efforts I couldn’t find who it was. Anna was enthralled with this book, and we read it untold number of times. Obviously we read it on the toilet, and she was very pleased when she managed to go #2 while reading this book. I believe now what I heard before – young children have universal fascination with their body products. At least she doesn’t want to investigate it up close since her papa totally freaked when she did it as a young toddler.
The author of Bear’s Day Out is Michael Rosen, who also wrote We Are Going On a Bear Hunt. I like Bear Hunt more, but Anna fell in love with this book. To her eyes it’s better, because there is no conflict and no mad running from the bear. In fact, Bear visits the city and listens to city sounds as he walks around. Again, we read this book so many times that Anna memorized it and was reading it to herself.
I have never heard of this book by Audrey Wood before. As I found out later, it’s actually the second book in the three book series. I loved the story and beautiful illustrations. Anna didn’t request the book as much as I thought she would. It turned out that she is afraid of Monster M even though later in the book he becomes quite nice. My gentle soul here really prefers books without even a slight hint of a conflict.
I was hoping to get An Empty Pot by Demi that was featured on several blogs lately, but my library didn’t have it. Instead they had this book by the same author. It was way over Anna’s head both in language and in subject, but I truly enjoyed it. The message of the book is very powerful, and older children will like it. Interestingly, Anna asked to keep this book for another week. Her reasoning was, It’s long, and I like long books.
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