Saturday, February 6, 2010

Library Mouse

I apologize – I remember seeing this book on someone’s blog, but I don’t remember where. It was on “New arrivals” shelf in the library, and it was well received here. Anna listened quite attentively and asked many questions. She also enjoyed all the illustrations. I just found out that there is a sequence to the story called A Friend’s Tale – I will be definitely looking to get it as well. The only complaint that I have is that the story is so long and extends our bedtime routine by quite a while.

Green Eyes

We got this book at Scholastic book sale in Anna’s school. It’s a very cute picture book told from the cat’s point of view. I was just thinking recently that teddy bears, mice and dogs definitely dominate picture books for kids. Anna enjoyed this book because she is positively a cat person. Absolutely nothing scary happens in the book – it just goes over the first year in cat’s life and what she is doing during different seasons. The illustrations are simple and bright – it’s a good book for young toddlers to learn more about seasons.

Rumble in the Jungle

Anna was very excited to see Rumble in the Jungle at home and learn that it’s her own new book. She read it in school during their Rainforest week, and we already have and love Commotion in the Ocean by the same author. The story has a nice beat, and Anna loves poetry. I tried to convince her to choose an animal for an art project based on this book. She thought for a while and then said, Vulture. Leave it to my daughter to pick one for which I had no ideas.

The Umbrella

Everyone who loved The Mitten by Jan Brett will certainly like The Umbrella. We found it in the library based on the recommendation from Susana at My Family My Forever. It’s essentially the same story, but it’s set in the cloud rain forest, which nicely ties our topics of rainforest and mountains. It features a lot of exotic animals, and it even throws a little bit of Spanish for good measure. I was so-so on the book, because animals are quarreling all the time, but Anna enjoyed it a lot more than The Mitten, and we read it many times already.

What are your children reading this week? Link up and share – linky is open all week.

13 comments:

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

You may have read about Library Mouse at my blog... we had it a few weeks ago and I posted about it then. It is a great book! I'll have to find The Umbrella, I'm sure we'd love that one!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Oops - the first link I added to your MckLinky didn't work for some reason. I added it correctly the second try... you'll probably want to delete the first one. Sorry!!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

There has to be a good vulture craft out there somewhere - but I think I'll leave that one to you!

Gabriele said...

we ordered Rumble in the Jungle as well! It was on our list last week and we LOVE it! I just <3 Scholastic! LOL!! I am gonna have to make sure to check out lists to get some more ideas for books :D

Kylie said...

Ok finally got my act together to begin linking up......I will try to add more books as we go. :)

Ginny Marie said...

These look like wonderful books! I love Jan Brett's illustrations! We just read The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett, which is an Arctic Goldilocks retelling. It's very cute!

MaryAnne said...

Ooh we haven't read that Jan Brett book - I'll have to check the library!

Debbie said...

Looks like some good books! I almost checked out Library Mouse, I will have to look for it again on my next trip to the Library.

Cara said...

All of your books this week sound great! Off to our library's website now to see if they have Library Mouse!

Susana said...

I am so glad you enjoyed The Umbrella!

I am going to look for Library Mouse and Green Eyes.

Thanks for more books once again:-).

Kim said...

Vultures?! Too funny!

Ticia said...

I love the Umbrella. But, then I think I love all Jan Brett books.
I'll have to find Library Mouse, because it has two things I like: libraries and mice. Okay, that was rather self-explanatory.

Pathfinder Mom said...

We love Laura Numeroff's books. Tornado Boy has a thing for mice, so we have a lot of her books. We haven't read the Valentine one, though.