Friday, October 30, 2009

What We Are Reading


We did a lot of reading this week. We continued to read the books I reviewed last week, and added three more books to our reading list.

The Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Beast Feast, by Karen Gray Ruelle is a cute story about a cat named Harry, who discovers that Thanksgiving is more then just about the food. The stories, continue the theme of being Thankful at Thanksgiving rather then worrying about what food there is on the table. Selena enjoyed the book, even though at times it seemed there were too many words on some of the pages for her, but the more we read it the more she wanted to hear, until finally we were able to read the full book.

A Moon A Moon for Seasons by Ann Turner, illustrated by Robert Noreika was a little more of my favorite read, then it was Selena’s. It is full of cute poems of all seasons, but the poems are in my opinion not really geared for a child as young as Selena, in that they do not really lead to a good description for the child to wrap their mind around and understand. Some of the poems Selena enjoyed, and she did enjoy the illustrations, but I would not add this book to my library anytime soon.

Winter PoemsWinter Poems by Barbara Rogasky (she selected the poetry) illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, was probably one of our favorite books this week. It had plenty of cute poems about Winter time. The illustrations were very tasteful and held Selena’s attention. She enjoyed the poems as much as I enjoyed reading them to her. This would be one that I would like to buy and add to our home library.

To see what other’s are reading head on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns, while your there share with us what you are reading!

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  1. Winter Poems looks like one I'd love to read to Joe. Our Language curriculum has many poems within and Joe really enjoys them--I bet he'd like this book too.

    Thank you!

  2. Oh good! I always love suggestions for good poetry books. I will have to see if our library has these.

  3. I think we are going to check out the first book you mentioned. I like the fact that the story is more than about the food at Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I really need to add more poems to our reading. I'll be looking for those books that you recommended - thanks for sharing.

  5. I think *I* would definitely like the second two books; I'll see if we have Winter Poems at our library for M. And I like the Thanksgiving book - we'll definitely look for that! Thanks for the great suggestions (as always!). :)