Saturday, March 24, 2012

What My Child Is Reading–March 24, 2012

Mrs Piggle WiggleOur reading week was dominated by dinosaurs and Easter books. We also started to read Mrs Piggle Wiggle by Betty McDonald that was loaned to us by Anna’s teacher. We were expressing our frustration with Anna’s apparent inability to take care of her things, and she acknowledged that this is one area our daughter needs some improvement. She recommended “won’t-pick-up-toys” cure from Mrs Piggle Wiggle book of cures. It’s a hilarious book, and all three of us enjoy reading it together.

The Easter Bunny that Overslept

The fun part of The Easter Bunny That Overslept by Priscilla Friedrich/Donald Saaf is that it can be read for Easter and/or for Christmas. The tardy Bunny attempts to deliver his eggs for Mother’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween, and eventually kind Santa Claus helps him forget his disappointment and gives him a very useful Christmas present. The book is beautifully illustrated and opens possibility to do some fun art, for example, Halloween themed Easter eggs. Good for 3+.

Boy Were We Wrong

Both of us really liked a fact-filled book Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski/S. Schindler. It’s so easy for our children to believe that everything in the books is a truth set in stone. Paleontology, in particular, seems to be a fast moving science where new discoveries question a lot of things that we knew as “facts” when I was in school. Great read for older kids who already know (or think they do) a lot about dinosaurs.

A New BeginningI highly recommend A New Beginning by Wendy Pfeffer/Linda Bleck to families who mark Spring Equinox with special activities (we totally missed it this year). The book explains a little bit about equinox itself and then has several pages explaining different ways spring arrival was celebrated over time in different cultures and still celebrated today. In the end of the books there are several suggestions of crafts and recipes from various traditions around the world. It’s one of these books that can be appealing to different ages for different reasons.

8 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Oh, I need to introduce Emma to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle! I remember LOVING those books as a kid!!!

Ticia said...

I'd totally forgotten about Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, thanks for reminding me.

That Easter book sounds very cute.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is childhood friend of mine, too - love her! We found the dinosaur book very interesting, as well.

Phyllis said...

What a wonderful variety in the selections!

Joyful Learner said...

Ticia first recommended the Piggle series and I had purchased a collection while back. I guess it's time to start reading them!

Susan said...

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is very funny! That dinosaur book looks very interesting...I might have to look for that one at the library.

Christy said...

Fun choices this week. I just picked up Crafty Chloe from the library - thanks for that recommendation.

Jackie H. said...

Those all sound great. The Easter Bunny who overslept sounds really fun.

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