Saturday, June 26, 2010

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 and Puddle IndiaToot & 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.

What do people do all dayWe 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

 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.

Princesses are not perfect

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!

11 comments:

Christy said...

More books to add to my library list. I love the cover of that princesses book; I'll put it on my list to request in the future. We love Toot and Puddle.

Cathy said...

I love that Richard Scary book too.
I had it when I was a little girl and I learned so much from it. I recently purchased it for our home library.

Joyful Learner said...

We love Richard Scary's books and we have that on our shelf!

I was a perfectionist when I was a kid and it wasn't until I read a book about how being perfect is boring that made me switch. I wish I can remember the title but I remember it having a big paradigm shift on me. JC is also a perfectionist but I've been trying to help her smooth put the rough edges because she gets very unhappy when things aren't just so!

Joyful Learner said...

Smooth out...not smooth put...hate typing on iPhone. Ugh.

Pathfinder Mom said...

We'll have to pick up that Richard Scarry book. We haven't really talked about professions at all, but TB was asking about retirement the other day. I guess we should tackle professions! Thanks for the suggestions.

Debbie said...

All the books sound very interesting. I love Richard Scary, but Selena is not that interested in them at all.

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redtedart said...

We've been thinking about that Richard Scarry book for a while! Red Ted probably still a little small, but he loves Richard Scarry's illustrations. A wishlist for Christmas perhaps!

Looking forward to your India week!

Maggy
PS thanks for hosting!!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We'll have to check out the Princess book - I'd be curious to see what the girls would think of an imperfect princess :)

Ticia said...

That Princess book would be very popular here.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

We will be in search of the Richard Scarry pick - B is always asking about jobs and loves to role-play them!