Saturday, January 23, 2010

I think we had too many books checked out of the library this week. Anna refused to return her favorites last week and asked for the same books many times while we still have a whole bunch of the books that we haven’t touched. Hopefully we will tackle them this weekend. Big Book of Poetry is still her most favorite book, and we have  it on order it in our local Barnes & Noble. The second most favorite was Missing Math, I wrote about it in my StArt post. Here are other books – three winners and one flop.

Hush Little Polar Bear

Hush Little Polar Bear is a beautiful book with funny twists in illustrations. Anna really paid attention to those twists and pointed them out to me. It tied beautifully with our ongoing theme of learning more about Earth natural wonders since Little Bear and his friend visit different places – deserts, seas, rivers, forests, mountains. Pick it and you won’t regret it :)

Cuckoo Can't Find You

Cuckoo Can’t Find You was recommended by Mommies Little Artists, and Anna enjoyed it a lot even though it took her two readings and a bit of help to find all the hidden pictures. She really liked a surprise ending, and she could read the book herself after the first reading together. I liked simple rhymes in the book, and I am going to make it into a MiniLuk rhyming game.

The Ball BookI am adding one of Anna’s early readers this week into my reviews and I added a couple to my Amazon widget. Every night she reads me a book or part of a book. The Ball Book is long, so we read it for several evenings and looked at the pictures. We liked it because it talks about so many ways you can play with balls, and it also ends with the statement that we also live on a big ball. Once Anna finally got through the book, she could happily read it to herself in one sitting.


Here is a book which Anna and I disagreed on. I saw it on many blogs and enjoyed it when we brought it from the library. Anna did not. She didn’t like the page where the pancake lands on the dog’s head – she didn’t see any humor in it. Maybe I wasn’t reading it with enough enthusiasm, but she didn’t want to read it again and expelled it from her room.

What are your children reading this week? Link up and share! The linky will be open all week.


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Those picks look great. Right now we're starting to get in all the Loreen Leedy books, we put on hold after your stART post.

Cindy said...

So sorry Anna didn't like Wiggle. We really liked it. We are going to have to look for Cuckoo Can't Find You. Sounds like a book D would love.

Debbie said...

We have to look for Cuckoo can't find you. I know Selena would just love looking for the hidden pictures.

The other books sound great as well.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

We also have Wiggle this week. M doesn't dislike, but isn't much interested in it either. Hush Little Polar Bear looks really good - we'll be looking for that one! Thanks!

Julie said...

M loves hidden picture books so we'll be looking for the Cuckoo book too!

Booklover1212 said...

Great recommendations. I just put all of them, except the Ball Book, on our library list!

~ Jennifer

Z-Kids said...

I've never seen that Cuckoo book -- I'm going to look for it. Thanks for highlighting it!

Ticia said...

Isn't it funny what kids like and don't like? I would have thought she'd like Wiggle too.
The Cuckoo book and the Polar Bear book look so cute. I'll have to see if our library has them.

Susana said...

I really want to get the polar bear book. Hope our library has it. It sounds SO sweet!

Thank you for more great books:-).