I usually review our library finds, but our home library is rather large as well, and Smarty often pulls her favorites off the shelves for independent reading. The first two books are from our library, the other two are library picks.
We love Richard Scarry’s books here and read What People Do All Day many times together since Smarty was about 2. Lately, she keeps this book in her bed and studies it every night. She has her favorite stories there (Travel by Train and How the Bread Is Made), and she really sees to be interested in the details of the stories. In general, she seems more and more interested in non-fiction, especially in the books about how things work.
We had Penguins easy reader since Christmas (a present from my parents), but Smarty had no interest in this book whatsoever. Suddenly she keeps reading it, and the pages that really get her attention is a map that shows where penguins live and the pages that range the penguins from smallest to largest and describe their heights. By the way, I didn’t know that some penguins live in Africa until she told me about it.
Smarty really likes poems and rhymes. She still keeps This Little Piggy that we received for review from Tiger Tales on her bed shelf. I brought her another good book of nursery rhymes from the library, and she has been reading it every day. It’s too funny to listen to her when she attempts to sing some of the rhymes while reading them. Like me, she seems to have a problem remembering lyrics of her favorite songs and sometimes makes up her own words to them.
We like Fancy Nancy early readers even better than original big books. I love the illustrations, and the stories focus on friendships and normal activities. Again, I have to say that even though Pajama Day is marked as “Level 1”, it’s a pretty advanced reader, especially due to “fancy words”. Unlike many other books we read about school relationships, nobody in this book is mean, and after being excluded due to poor choices in her wardrobe Nancy is invited to play with her friends again. Smarty loved this positive ending a lot.
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