Friday, April 22, 2011

What My Child Is Reading

The books my daughter has asked to have read this week:

  • Yummy by Lucy Cousins - This fairy tale book came out about a year and a half ago, and I have wanted to get it for Monkey Georgia ever since. We are big fans of Lucy Cousins' nursery rhymes (which is out of print and we don't have our own copy) and I thought the fairy tales would be great too. This book is a collection of 6 fairy tales that all revolve around food or eating in some way (Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red Hen, Three Little Pigs, etc). These are the originals, with the wolf eating Red and Grandma and the pigs, but Monkey Georgia seems to be at an age where she understands the justice when the wolf meets his demise. I was worried about the violence but she seems to be able to handle the archetypes.
  • This Is The Sunflower by Lola M. Schaefer - Written in the style of "This is the House that Jack Built." We love sunflowers, and this was especially fun because it identities the species of birds that feast on the flower.
  • Richard Scarry's Shapes and Opposites - Richard Scarry has become popular at our house thanks to the cartoon Busytown Mysteries.
  • A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood - We're also crazy about hedgehogs and balloons which I suspect is why we came home with a book about porcupines and balloons.
These are just a few of the requested books this week. Yummy has been especially fun because she already knew some of the stories and others she's gotten into. The illustrations are large and bold. Monkey Georgia likes us to read it to her, but she also likes to turn the pages and tell herself the stories. I really need to get a copy of this.



Our library books this week:


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1 comment:

Raising a Happy Child said...

Ooh, Yummy sounds like a great book! Thanks for joining WMCIR!