Saturday, June 26, 2010

What My Child is Reading

We had a lovely walk to the library on Wednesday. We were suppose to go on Tuesday, and in fact headed out with books in stow, but Selena refused to walk correctly to the library. I don’t mind her not holding my hand on certain areas of our walk, but when we get on certain busy streets or at certain intersections I make that a requirement. She was refusing, so we turned around and came home. On Wednesday, she was ready to make sure she got to the library and held my hand all the way there and all the way home.


The Big Storm A Very Soggy Counting Book by Nancy Tafuri is a cute story about 10 different animals who take safety during a bad storm together. I thought it was funny when a skunk joined in with the group as well, but anyway. The idea is that as each animal joins into the hiding place the animals are counted. Then when the storm is over the animals still hear a rumbling noise, they suddenly realize it is a bear. Selena enjoyed the story, and the illustrations. This would be a fun book especially for a child learning to count.


The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher and Tina Macnaughton is a very adorable story about how the runt of an owl family is so determined to prove the other three siblings wrong and survive. This little owl fights hard to eat, grow, and even learn to fly. Selena really enjoyed the book, and it opened up the discussion about determination and not giving up. It is not a real easy read, but the story is an attention catcher.

ApplesandOranges Remember this book? Apples and Oranges going bananas with pairs by Sara Pinto is a book that I previously reviewed sometime back. My opinion about the book has not changed, but Selena insisted on bringing it home from the library. She kept insisting that we bring home the funny book. This time as we read through it Selena laughed at the turn of every page. While I still think the jokes are not funny and wonder where this author ever thought her sense of humor would lead to a good book, I am wondering if it just takes a child’s mind to understand the jokes.

I am linking this post up at Natalie's, Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.

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  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR. We had the same experience a couple of times - the previous dud book would suddenly become popular with Anna when her mind was ready to grasp it in a new way. It's great that you also stuck to your safety rules and enforced them. It's unpleasant to do so, but it teaches even more important lessons than books can teach.

  2. There's a lot of books I think you only understand if you're a kid.

  3. I feel your pain on the walking thing. Tornado Boy is almost 5 and he is still prone to being a runner at bad times - like in parking lots. That behavior can be very difficult to deal with.

  4. I don't mind silly, as long as it stays away from the rude side of things.