Saturday, July 23, 2011

What My Child Is Reading – July 23, 2012

Night of the Moonjellies

I admit that I have never heard of Night of the Moonjellies or its author Mark Shasha before finding this book in Five in a Row reading list. But after the first read of the book I could absolutely see why it was picked up for FIAR. The story is lovely, and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. Anna enjoyed it as much as I did especially since every night we played parts of this game.

Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor

For the second week in a row The Magic School Bus book was one of Anna’s favorites. The MSB On the Ocean Floor is illustrated somewhat differently than other MSB books (same illustrator Bruce Degen) and strangely has some new characters in it, but Anna does enjoy the mix of fact and fiction in these stories. This particular book also has a lot of little notes with additional information about the ocean and its inhabitants.The Snail and the Whale

I simply adore The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. What a terrific story of adventure and friendship that also rhymes really well. When I read this story to Anna about a year ago, she didn’t connect to it as much as I expected, but this time around she loved it as much as I did. I am going to get this book for our home library!

Wow ocean

Our opinions were somewhat split on Wow! Ocean! by Robert Neubecker. Anna was not thrilled at first since she doesn’t care for books without a story. Each double page carries only one simple sentence, the rest of the page is filled with colorful and detailed illustrations of the ocean creatures. She did warm up to the book somewhat after she understood the pattern behind the pages, and she enjoyed playing “I spy” with this book. Younger kids might appreciate it better than she did.

9 comments:

Christy said...

I have never heard of Night of the Moonjellies either - sounds interesting. So, are you doing FIAR for the summer or is it something you plan to continue? I have always loved the idea of it.

MaryAnne said...

I never heard of Night of the Moonjellies, either. Just requested it from our library =)

Mom and Kiddo said...

My sons are obsessed with MSB!

Susan @ learning ALL the time!! said...

I'm with everyone else...I've never heard of Night of the Moonjellies, and I think I need to get it from the library!
Magic School Bus is great :)

Michelle said...

My little ones love the Magic School Bus books! We just read the one where they went into the heart! haha!! What fun they have with these books!

Debbie said...

Selena hasn't enjoyed any of The Magic School Bus books. I am so looking forward to getting back into the routine of going to the library. We did however discover all the books in our home library, now that I have the space to get them all in Selena's reach.

Ticia said...

The cover of Night of the Moonjellies looks gorgeous! I'll have to see if it's in the library.

johanna said...

julia donaldsons books are utterly fantiastic and shes our Children's Laureate this year here in the UK thanks to her superb stories. We have them all and theyre fab.. the Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and A squash and a Squeeze in particular :)

Cortney said...

Night of the Moonjellies is on our list of books to try (with a modified FIAR). I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it, and thanks for linking to the game!

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