Friday, March 19, 2010

What We Are Reading


We had another great week for reading. I don’t know if I am getting better at picking out books or if Selena is broadening her interests, either way 3 weeks in a row now we have had great books, reading time and really only one book that was not liked.

After being informed by Selena that she did not want me posting her books, and taking them from me, I found them hid in one of the drawers in my hutch…hmmm I think she thought she wouldn’t get her books if I posted about them!


Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray Illustrations by Nick Sharratt, was by far the one that won the BEST or FAVORITE book in Selena’s eyes. It is a cute story about a little girl who is refusing to eat her peas, she keeps saying, “I don’t like peas.” Her mom bribes her with everything imaginable and even things that made me wonder if she eats her peas, “Mom how are you going to get all those things you are promising her?” The end of the book is hilarious. The only thing I didn’t like about the book is as you keep going the illustrations get pretty busy through the book, and makes reading a wee bit to hard for a little one to follow. It does point out one fact that I think is important to us as parents, is don’t ask your child to do something you yourself are not willing to do.

springsong Spring Song by Barbara Seuling Illustrations by Greg Newbold is a very cute book about how different animals welcome in Spring. This was another favorite of Selena’s especially since she got to see her first raccoon in our front yard this week. The illustrations are beautiful, and it is an easy read.


Beatrice Doesn’t Want To by Laura Numeroff illustrations by Lynn Musnsinger is a cute story about a little girl who doesn’t want to go to the library. She isn’t interested at all in any of the books. She has to go to the library 3 days straight with her brother only to drag her feet, keep reminding him “I don’t want to” and just plain being a pain. The end of the book really teaches a great lesson on if we just give something new a try we might discover that we really do like it. The book has a total flip flop ending. The illustrations are cute and the story itself is easy and quite comical.


All The World by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee, was one of my favorite books. It has great illustrations and the story is a simple read. It basically discusses how we are our world, no matter where we are, who we are, or what we are doing. We make our world. I highly recommend this book as a way of introducing to our children the beauty that the world holds for them right in their own neighborhood.

To see what other’s are reading with their children visit Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.

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  1. Those all look like such great books. There's another great book about eating vegetables called Little Pea, you might like that if you can find it.
    That's really funny that she hid the books so you couldn't post them.

  2. "Beatrice Doesn't Want To!" is a favorite of ours too!

  3. The books are lovely. You are a prescous soul to be such a good grandmother to Selena.
    Have you heard of the books
    Dot and the kangaroo
    Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie?
    They are Australian children Classics....
    Available from U.S.A
    Bless you. Crystal

  4. Thanks for joining - you definitely brought back some winners from the library. We also read All the World last week. To be exact, Anna read it - she immediately informed it that she can read this book herself and therefore it's hers. I only had a brief glance at it, and I agree - it's a great book.

  5. I have an award for you!

  6. Thankfully my kids love peas...bc my husband and I don't! Great selections!

  7. Great books this week! I need to get to the library this week and pick out some new ones for Sammy :-)