I came back from my business trip at 3:30 am on Friday morning. As usual daughter was asleep surrounded by books and had books on every possible surface in her room. We had a chance to talk a little about her favorite books yesterday, and she asked me to read some of them to her. So here we go:
Toot & Puddle are back in favor – my husband got two of them in the library. Anna especially liked Tour of India, and I agree that it’s one of the better books that was written based on the show. I was a little disappointed that she got to read it now, since I was hoping to read it during our India week, but maybe we will check it again, because she clearly enjoyed it. The other book, Get With the Beat would probably work much better as a movie, but she still liked it as well.
We have What Do People Do All Day in our home collection, and Anna liked some stories from it last year when I read them to her. Now she suddenly returned to this book for independent reading and it’s her latest “read before bed and fall asleep with” book. I think some of the stories are still over her head, but the illustrations are rather engaging, and she really likes the stories about the mail delivery and bread baking.
Incredible You is another book that we have in our own library. It is written by a well known self-help author Dr Wayne W Dyer. I read a couple of his books for adults long time ago, and decided to get this book when I saw it in Scholastic catalog. I am not a big fan of illustration style, but the book itself is rather good, and I like the fact that Anna often chooses to read it. It has some very simple but effective advice and focuses on sharing our love and our passions with the world – exactly what I would like my daughter to know how to do one day.
Our opinions split on Princesses Are Not Perfect, which I got from “new books” shelf in our library. Both my husband and I both really liked this book, but Anna had some comprehension problems, since the story is not simple. I made myself a note to revisit the book in a couple of years – I liked its main message, Nobody is good at everything. I only wish that it would also somehow stress that it’s OK to try new things – when princesses mix things up a bit in the book, the change ends up rather badly. Anna said that the book is silly, because princesses are perfect, and they should be good at everything. Can’t you tell that I have a little perfectionist in the making here?
What are your children reading? Please link up and share – the linky is open all week. I apologize for not being able to visit all the participants from the last week, but I am hoping to catch up this week. You will also get an extra entry for CNS Stores giveaway too!