Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What My Child Is Reading

Books that we read to Monkey Georgia between 4/23 and 4/30:
  • Flowers for Pudding Street by Christine Mannona Carolan - Cute story. Sunflowers are popping up everywhere on Pudding Street and no one knows who planted them. (I do, because they planted them in my yard too.)
  • The Bear Came Over to my House by Rick Walton - This is sort of similar to the Mouse Cookie books. Monkey Georgia seemed to enjoy it since I caught her "reading" it to herself and her babies later.
  • Noah's Ark by Lucy Cousins - We love Lucy Cousins' illustrations (but not Maisey - go figure). Monkey Georgia liked it because it had a rainbow.
  • The Umbrella by Jan Brett - I absolutely love Jan Brett. Monkey Georgia is obsessed with umbrellas (we've had the wettest April in recorded history so it makes sense), so I thought it would be a good choice. It's similar to The Hat or The Mitten, but set in the rainforest. No hedgehogs though.
  • The Fuzzytail Friends Great Egg Hunt by Katharine Ross - Oddly enough, this is not an Easter book. It's about spring and ducks and eggs, though, so we read it for Easter.
  • Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale by Sibylle Von Olfers - I've heard good things about this book, and waited a long time to read it. My mind was kind of wandering while I read it though (I can't be the only one this happens to), so I'll need to give it another read before I can say how it really is.
  • My Mommy is Magic by Carl Norac - I think I mentioned that I picked this up for myself, in a "I hope she thinks I'm magical" kind of way. So imagine my dismay when I read the title, and Monkey Georgia said, "I wish YOU were magic" in a sad little voice. I tried to convince her that I am magic, as much of the story seems to attest, but I don't think she is convinced. I need a fairy wand, apparently, and the ability to grant wishes. (Perhaps if I gave in to the request for that ice cream cone?)
  • Tess's Tree by Jess M. Brallier - Tess has a favorite tree that she can see from her window. After a big storm, the old tree has to be removed and Tess invites people to a celebration of life. I'm not sure how she got surprise guests at an invitational gathering, but it's still a sweet story. Monkey Georgia requested it again.
  • A Trip to Dinosaur Time by Michael Foreman - Monkey Georgia is fascinated by dinosaurs and knows lots of dinosaur names (dinos aren't just for boys, you know), so I often pick up dinosaur themed books from the library. This book depicts familiar dinosaurs, and portrays them all as monsters who chase the boy who accidentally went back in time. I suppose it's no more implausible that plant eating dinos would chase someone than a Trex living with a a family of teranadons. (I'm looking at you, Dinosaur Train). Monkey Georgia enjoyed it enough to ask for it again. And she says she knows that the boy should not have touched the kitchen timer that turns out to be a time machine after his mom told him to leave it alone, so hopefully that means I should not worry that the book is a bad influence!

Library Books We Brought Home This Week:
This post is inspired by the meme "What My Child Is Reading" hosted by Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.

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Anonymous said...

What a fun & useful post!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Thanks for joining WMCIR! It's too funny about magic powers - I had a very similar response from my daughters when we read My Mom Has X-Ray Vision. She firmly informed me that I don't have super powers. My daughter also loves dinosaurs and reads a book about them practically every week.