Saturday, June 30, 2012

It’s strange to arrive to the stage when I don’t read or even preview most of the books my daughter reads, especially when she goes to the library with me and makes her own selections. We are still going through 101 Read-Aloud Bible Stories – it seems to me that this book will never end. She is reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but I cannot really comment on the books, since I only looked at a few pages and admired their interesting style.

50 bedtime stories

It still amuses me how Anna’s taste in stories changed seemingly overnight. At this moment she is really enjoying fantasy and fairy tales (except Disney stories that she still hates with a passion). Our fairy tale collections are finally getting a good workout. 50 Bedtime Stories is a nice compilation of known and less known tales with various reading lengths. Reading length is given in the table of content, so parents can choose a fitting story to read before bed. Anna especially enjoyed retelling of some of Kipling’s “Just So” stories – definitely something on my list to get from the library.

Safari in South Africa

Anna’s favorite book of the week was definitely Safari in South Africa that I profiled in a separate post. We both really liked an unusual way this book is illustrated – with a combination of drawn characters and real pictures. It also has a nice blend of fictional story and non-fictional fact panels. I already picked up the book from the same series for our next “stop” in Australia.

8 comments:

MaryAnne K said...

I put a request in for that safari book :)

Joyful Learner said...

What an accomplishment it will be when Anna gets through all the Bible stories! Many people have never read the Bible so knowing the stories will be good.

These days I have a hard time knowing whether K has really read a book or just skimmed it. She won't let me know anymore. When I ask ger directly, she won't give me a straight answer! This makes documenting so challenging!

Ticia said...

I like books drawn like that too, did you ever read Knuffle Bunny?

As a kid I LOVED Just So stories, and Jungle Book, I'm trying to decide if Anna would like that too.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It is strange when their reading takes off on its own - but nice to have more time for grown-up reading again, too :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The safari book looks wonderful! We are reading a lot of books about animals right now at our house.

Jackie H. said...

The bedtime story book sounds good. I like that they give you a heads up on the length of the stories. Do you kow what the average level of the stories are? Wondering if my boys would be ready for them.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The bedtime story book looks perfect for my house!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The bedtime story book looks perfect for my house!