Saturday, February 26, 2011

What My Child is Reading

We had plenty of opportunities to read this week. Selena still hangs on tight to a couple of books that she is having a hard time returning to the library. Her favorite right now is My Forever Dress, by Harriet Ziefert. She has read this book more often since we brought it home from the library about a month ago. I may just have to buy this one for her.

51qIOiY3mvL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_ Can I Keep Him by Steven Kellogg is a cute book about a little boy who is truly just looking for a playmate. He brings home a puppy, then a kitty, the list goes on and on to some unique and unusual creatures to where one begins to realize that this boy is truly imagining bringing home these animals. Mom just continues to do what she is doing and always has some great reasons why he can’t keep each animal he presents. Finally he brings home a new boy in the neighborhood and introduces his mom by asking, “Can I keep him?” Mom says you most certainly can keep him as your friend, he can’t live here as he already has a home, but you take him right out in the backyard and play all you want. Selena laughed so hard over the different creatures this little boy could think of to bring home and keep especially when it came to a snake and a dinosaur from Alaska.

51R8C6H39RL._SL500_AA300_ The Dog Who Loved The Good Life by Bryan Langdo was another one that has hit the top of Selena’s reading list. It is a cute story about a man who has a dog who believes he is human, and who loves to live the good life. This dog is determined to do everything the man does, including stealing the car keys. The man finally puts him on a bus and sends him to California, only to discover a large phone bill, then turns around to discover the dog has made his way back home. The man can think of all sorts of ways to get rid of this dog who is driving him crazy, from sending him on a cruise, mailing him somewhere, to shooting him off into outer space. Finally the man thinks of his niece who had made a comment about what she would do if she had a dog like this. He gives her the dog, and now the dog truly has the good life, being dressed up, playing tea party, and even getting to sit at the table.


The Day the Dog dressed Like Dad by Tom Amico and James Proimos is a funny book about a family who’s father has to be go out of town. The big brother is just about to tell his sister that he will be in charge when the dog comes down dressed in Dad’s clothes. The dog does a great job of imitating their father, even waking up grouchy and demanded some grub, to the goodnight kiss. They went through the day with the dog being like the dad, with a few exceptions of him trying to chase a cat.

We really had a week of some pretty silly books, but they were fun and we laughed really hard together as we read them. Now hopefully Selena doesn’t get too many ideas about Pal.

I am linking this up at Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.

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  1. I'll have to look for the last one, it sounds really cute.

  2. I think these books will be enjoyed here too! I'm adding them to my library list.

  3. You found some great books this week. I think the first one will be a hit here. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

  4. I am a new follower, and love your book collection. By the way you can also check out my handprint Butterfly -

  5. I love can I keep him it'sone of my favorites

  6. Those sound great--I'm putting them on our list of books to check out.

  7. These sound cute and they're all new to me. Have to find the Can I Keep Him one!