Here are the books that Marcus and Sophia picked out this week...
Winnie the Pooh:
Sophia has always been a big Winnie the Pooh fan, and this week she wanted me to read these two pooh stories.
Little Chick's Big Day by Mary Deball Kwitz
This is a very cute little story about a little chick who thinks he is too big to take a nap. So he runs away when it is nap time. However, after being gone for a bit, he decides that he misses his mommy (Broody Hen) and comes back to take his nap. This book has special meaning to me because it used to be mine when I was a little girl. I always look at building a home library like building a bank of memories. I hope that someday Marcus and Sophia can read some of their picture books to their children. For that reason, I plan to keep many of the picture books in our home library even after the kids grow out of them.
Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone
Counting, Number, and Letter Books:
Sophia and Marcus choose three titles that delt with counting, numbers, and letters.
Three Billy Goats Gruff retold by Ellen Rudin
This is a repeat from last week, but the kids request this book so often that I had to include it!
Books about Letters and Numbers:
The kids also happenend to pick out several books about letters, numbers, and counting.
The first was Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom* by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.
This title is a must read for every child. For those that don't own a copy of this book, please immediately stop reading my blog and go and order one online. ;) You will be glad that you did! The book is the story of some lower case letters who leave their upper case parent letters to climb a coconut tree. Soon the letters crash to the ground when their is not enough room. The story is written in a sing-song rhyming verse. It is a very fun read and many children I know have learned letter identification just from reading this book
The second book was Ten, Nine, Eight* by Molly Bang. I really love the illustrations in Molly Bang books. They are full of detail and bright colors and really draw the eye in. This is a delightful book to read to your child before bed. It is the story of a father tucking his little girl into bed. As she is getting tucked in, everything in the room is counted. I like that every day object were counted. My children have fun counting along and trying to find everyday objects. I love that the book portrays a father in the caregiver's role. I think that too often father are left out of picture books.