It was another Mrs Piggle Wiggle book in the house. I am reading Happy Birthday, Mrs Piggle Wiggle to Smarty every evening, and we only had time for one picture book all week. She reads on her own a lot, usually more than 2 hours a day. She always has a ready answer for “favorite activity” question – reading! I was touched to get a book from her for Mother’s Day when she was answering prompts and describing reading as her favorite thing for us to do together and going to the library as her favorite place to go together. We are definitely quite successful in raising a reader!
I really wish my daughter would pick Japan for our Read Around the World journey. There are so many wonderful books about this country. Smarty and I both really enjoyed Erika-San yet again by Allen Say. It sort of reads like a modern fairy tale of a girl whose childhood dream actually comes true through her perseverance and knowing exactly what she is looking for. Generally, the story is better suited for 5+ and for country study.
I got the first book from Joan Holub’s Doll Hospital series at the library book sale. It’s called Tatiana comes to America: An Ellis Island Story. Smarty mostly liked the fact that there was an actual paper doll in the book but she also mentioned that the story was interesting. I looked through the book and decided that it will be good to reread it together as it tells a fascinating story of a young Russian girl (and her doll) getting separated from her family and coming to America on her own.