Friday, March 12, 2010

What We Are Reading


We had a great week reading together. Selena enjoyed many books this week. It seems like we are reading more and more now that she is discovering her own reading skills.

Aisn'tforfoxA isn’t for Fox by Wendy Ulmer Illustrations by Laura Knorr was a surprise book for Selena. I picked this up with out her knowing at the library. When we first sat down to read it, she got the funniest look on her face as she read, “A is for Fox.” She looked at me then the puzzled look came over her face as she exclaimed, “No it’s not.” This is exactly what this book is about, every letter of the alphabet is represented by two incorrect representatives and then one correct one. The illustrations are large and full of color. We had a lot of fun with this book!

Puppiesandpiggies Puppies and Piggies by Cynthia Rylant, illustrations by Ivan Bates is such a cute book. The story creates it’s own little rhyme as you read along, almost like a nursery rhyme. It is basically a book that takes a child on the journey of all the cute and funny things that familiar animals, pets to farm animals, like about where they live to what types of games they like to play. It wasn’t quite what Selena expected it to be, but she was not disappointed at all.


Spring Thaw by Steven Schnur, illustrations by Stacey Schuett was the book that really did not go over that big this week. While I loved the story and the illustrations, Selena just could not relate  to the book at all, maybe that is because we don’t get snow. The story is basically about how the snow melts, and how Spring begins, from the animals that begin to appear to the plant life. I do recommend the book, and just because Selena could not relate to it I feel other children would enjoy this cute book.

To see what others are reading with their children hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns, and while your there share with us what you are reading with your children.

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  1. Great picks this week! I love the A isn't for Fox. Sounds like a really fun book to read!

  2. A isn't for Fox sounds really cool.
    Spring Thaw would probably go over about the same here.

  3. I concur, A isn't for Fox sounds so cute. We will look for it.

  4. What a beautiful site and wonderful book picks. I love new ideas on children books.

  5. I think my two children would really enjoy Puppies and Piggies. Ryming books are popular in our house at the moment and I know they both enjoy books about animals - another one to write down on my list of books for us to read. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Thanks for joining this week. A isn't for Fox sounds like a true winner - I'll make sure to look for it in the library. We had our own fair share of duds when Anna couldn't connect to the stories. Now I am having a better feeling of what kind of stories she likes, but I also try to "stretch her horizons" every week with a couple of books that don't fit into her favorites.