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.
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.
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.
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.