Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mrs Piggle Wiggle

It was another Mrs Piggle Wiggle book in the house. I am reading Happy Birthday, Mrs Piggle Wiggle to Anna 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!

Erika San

I really wish my daughter would pick Japan for our Read Around the World journey. There are so many wonderful books about this country. Anna 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.

Doll Hospital

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. Anna 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.

6 comments:

MaryAnne K said...

Erika-San sounds lovely! Which of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books do you like best? I need to introduce Emma to them.

Discovering Montessori said...

I always enjoy your Read Around The World book selections. Anna is such a great reader, her choices of books are really well rounded. I accidentally linked up the first post incorrectly,sorry about that. Thank you for sharing and for hosting. I haven't been able to link up here because our reading mostly includes other subjects as well in the postings.

Elise said...

Hello again. I have been absent from blogland and facebook, but so happy to now have some time to visit blogs again.

I really appreciate that you have continued to stop by my blog and leave comments even though I have not been able to visit here nearly as often as I would like. I have missed popping by.

You always find interesting and different books - ones that I add to our list of must reads. I think Savvy might enjoy the Mrs Piggle Wiggle books and we have not read any of them yet.

Anya said...

We are learning about Japan now (I added link to our book list), so Erika-San is perfect, I haven't heard about it before.

Ticia said...

That Ellis Island book looks great! I wonder if our library has it.......

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love Mrs. Piggle Wiggle! I used to read it to my students when I taught second grade.