Saturday, June 4, 2011

What My Child Is Reading

Some of the books we read this week:

  • Mama, Is It Summer Yet?Mama, Is it Summer Yet?Mama, Is It Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure - I love this book! Monkey Georgia likes that "Mama, is it summer yet?" is repeated on every other page, so she can "read" that part while I read the other pages. I love the illustrations.
  • The House Takes a Vacation by Jacqueline Davies - This book is very punny. I think a lot of the puns went over Monkey Georgia's head, but she thought the story and illustrations were funny all the same.
  • Hello Sun! (Picture Books)Hello, Sun by Hans Wilhelm - We saw this displayed in the library. There's a hedgehog on the cover. Of course we brought it home!
  • The Three Pigs by David Weisner
  • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills - This book was recommended by Reading With Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers. The language in this book is very rich.
  • I Can Do It Myself!I Can Do It Myself by Diane Adams - I took this book back to the library last week, unbeknownst to Monkey Georgia who asked for it that very night and burst into tears when it wasn't there. I requested it again from the library immediately. The book is published in Atlanta, GA by Peachtree Publishers. (I grew up an hour from there.) I don't know if it is the cadence of the rhyme, or knowning that it was published at "home" but my normally non-existent Southern accent comes out in full force when I'm reading this book and it cracks me up. Also, I am still working on my novel, and Monkey Georgia asked me the other day what I was writing about. I told her it's a book about a girl. "Is it Emily Pearl?" (Emily Pearl is the girl who can do it herself.)
  • Katy Did It! By Lorinanne Siomade - Monkey Georgia saw this book on the display and grabbed it up. I guess the katydid on the cover was appealing. The story - about a katydid who gets in trouble for acting normally but finally gets to be the hero by doing what she does best - will appeal to the preschooler set as familiar territory.
  • The Dark, Dark Night by M. Christina Butler - Another Little Hedgehog book, but with a different illustrator than the rest. Monkey Georgia was fairly certain there was no monster from the beginning.
  • Joseph and His Magnificent Coat of Many Colors by Marcia Williams - Monkey Georgia didn't like this one. It is the story of Joseph told in comic book style. It's a long and strange story though, and she did not like it. (I had forgotten about the strange dreams and interpretations that Joseph has. I can understand why the story might not appeal to a 4 year old, at least told this way. It is not adapted for a preschool audience.)
  • Marshmallow KissesMarshmallow Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan - I love Brennan's homey style books. This one is such a fun reminder of all the wonderful bits of summer. I would love to be able to frame some of the illustrations too.
  • Press HerePress Here by Henre Tullet - This book and the next one were recommended by What Do We Do All Day? Monkey Georgia loved it so much that she had me read it 3 times on Friday. It is interactive without batteries or bells or whistles. Love it.
  • Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett - A sad chameleon looks for a friend. The illustrations are so much fun!
  • Where Did That Baby Come From by Debi Gliori - A random library pick. I was going to take it back to the library, but Monkey Georgia loved it. She knew the baby did not come from any of the places described, because babies come from tummies. ("Babies don't come from outer space.")
  • Come Out and Play, Little Mouse by Robert Kraus - The calico cat keeps trying to trick the mouse into coming out to play. Seriously, the cat has a calico print.
  • This Is the SunflowerThis Is the Sunflower by Lola M. Schaefer - We loved sunflowers and grow as many as we can. The poem is bouncy and fun, and Monkey Georgia likes for me to identify the birds that eat the seeds. (There is a diagram of the birds at the back of the book.)

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1 comment:

Mom and Kiddo said...

Oh! I'm so glad someone actually read my recommendations! How exciting. :) You've got some good looking books on this list.