Saturday, October 1, 2011

What My Child Is Reading Tiger Tales

Selena just continues to thrive in her reading. She seems to have a book in her hands all the time, or a stack just within reach. She has her books she stashes in her bedroom for night time reading, and is often caught swapping those out for new ones. She has all the books on her shelf in the living room, and you better believe she always has books on the coffee table and a few on the dining room table. I have a hard time keeping up with all the books she is reading, except when we have our daily and evening family reading time.


Don’t Worry Doughlas! by David Melling is one of the books that came in our box from Tiger Tales. This is a cute story about a bear who worries about how he will tell his Dad that his new hat got ruined. Selena enjoyed all the twists and turns as he turned to all the other animals for help. She also laughed when a bird tried to use the yarn for her nest and it wouldn’t fit. This has become a book that Selena enjoys reading with Papa or myself many times this past week. Like all the other Douglas books we have read this one has been a hit as well.


The Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Morimer illustrated by Liz Pichon is a cute twist on The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Selena thought it was cute how the mother goat solved the problem for everyone, the troll and the goats, to quiet the goats crossing across the bridge. Selena at first didn’t know what to think of the Troll, until she realized that he really wasn’t as mean as he seemed to be. “He is just grouchy, like I get sometimes,” she announced after we had read the book a couple times this week. This book has joined her “My read alone stack” so I guess it is fairly easy to say it was a hit.


LimelightLarry by Larry Hodgkinson is a very interesting twist to a story about a peacock who allows his own pride to stand in the way of having fun with his friends. It isn’t until he chases all the friends away from his story, since the entire book is truly suppose to be about him, that he realizes that being in the limelight isn’t all it’s cut out to be. Selena said she liked the story but it has ended up in the pile that is hardly read. I don’t think she really enjoyed how busy the book seemed to be. I have to admit it was a little hard to read especially when some of the comments were in such small print. I think both Selena and I agreed that we did not enjoy this book as much as we had hoped. She did however enjoy the artwork of the peacock with his tail all spread out, and I agree that page was pretty cool, especially with the foil in the feathers.

I am linking up at Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.

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  1. It's a shame you didn't enjoy Limelight Larry because it sounds very cute.

  2. I thought that Limelight Larry is more a book for adults than for kids. It's awesome that Selena's love for reading is getting stronger every day!

  3. Cute sounding books, though I sometimes have a problem with classic stories that get changed up.