Sunday, April 10, 2011

What My Child Is Reading

This post is part is the meme What My Child Is Reading hosted by Mouse Learns, Mouse Grows.

We were out of town from March 28-April 5, so we didn't do a whole lot of reading then. We were too busy playing in the woods and making treats and snuggling with grandparents and aunts and uncles and the new cousin. My mama did have a few books that she read to Monkey Georgia and there's always the Tag Reader (although Monkey Georgia prefers to make the pictures talk instead of actually following along with the story).

Since we've been home, we picked up right where we left off. These are just a few of the books we've enjoyed over the past few days (I have been more or less successful in keeping up with Monkey Georgia's reading diary so don't feel the need to write them ALL down here).

  • Tangled Little Golden Book - This came free with our copy of Tangled, and was the first book that Uhn Gi/Daddy read to Monkey Georgia when we got home.
  • What Shall We Play? by Sue Heap - This was recommended by How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell. The characters participate in imaginative play. The book is apparently out-of-print and ridiculously priced at Amazon (a joke I hope?). Check your library.
  • One Winter's Day by M. Christina Butler - We are huge fans of the Little Hedgehog books. Apparently this one is Monkey Georgia's favorite. She described it as "the Christmas book where he gives mittens to everybody" (she was tired and hungry and got the details a little mixed up).
  • One Snowy Night by M. Christina Butler - This is apparently the first in the series of Little Hedgehog books. Monkey Georgia started crying when she looked at it, and asked for One Winter's Day instead (see above tired and hungry). She wanted me to return it to the library, which we'd just left. She seemed fine with it that evening, though.
  • Who's Been Eating My Porridge? by M. Christina Butler - This is a different illustrator than the Little Hedgehog books, but a hedgehog still makes an appearance. I thought it would be like The Three Little Bears, Monkey Georgia's favorite story, but there is no Goldilocks in sight.

I thought I would start mentioning any new library books that we've picked up but haven't had the chance to read yet. These are books I picked up for Monkey Georgia last week (my personal selections will appear in the Mama reading post later this week).
  • I Love You Good Night by Jon Buller - Monkey Georgia grabbed this one out of the board book bin. She looked through it and wanted to bring it home, so we did. (The board book is also ridiculously priced, but the picture book version is reasonable. Both seem to be out-of-print.)
  • The McElderry Book of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Saviour Pirotta - This was also recommended by How To Get Your Child to Love Reading based on the illustrations. The cover is beautiful but I haven't had a chance to get beyond it.
  • Betty Lou Blue by Nancy Crocker - I found this book while searching for something else, and the title intrigued me. I'll let you know what I think.
  • Yo, Vikings! by Juduth Byron Schachner - This was another Esme recommendation. The description sounded fascinating. Monkey Georgia thinks the cover looks scary. This coming from the dinosaur/dragon fanatic.

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