I've decided to divide and conquer this week. This post will highlight some of the preschool books that we read over the past few weeks, while the next post will contain the favorites for young readers and myself.
To start us off we have a family favorite that was so well loved it literally fell apart, and we finally replaced it, with the board book version. I am very pleased as it is the entire story and not a condensed version. We love Wooly!
Kit said this was her favorite page, the one with all the Kitty Kisses! My personal fave is the the duck lullaby, the kids go crazy giggly when I belt out my quacky rendition. Fun times.
I have to confess that I have never really been able to get into the How Do Dinosaurs series for reasons I can't exactly pinpoint. I think the artwork is great. I love that they write the names of each dino on the various pages. I think it a very clever way to help kids sort out their own feelings in a funny and non-accusing way. So I am as baffled as anyone as to why I just can't seem to fall in love with these books. I did however really like this one, and so did Kit. We read it nearly every day while we had it from the library.
Another favorite page featuring a kitty cat.
I saw this and thought it was cute, but I wasn't sure Kit would let me read it to her as it had a little bit longer passages of text than she can usually tolerate. She really liked it though! She was so engaged in the illustrations that she listened to the whole thing, and we usually remained on a spread long after I had finished reading the text, just so we could talk about the pictures. She notices so much detail.
And another kitty! No wonder she was especially into reading her library books together! Haha!
I did a little happy dance right there in the library when I glanced through this book! Not only are the pictures awesome, but the whole book is about unique words. Words like brouhaha, hornswoggled, and caterwauling! The cover pages have all the words and their definitions listed. And the story is fantastic. In fact, Zak, 12, saw it and asked what it was about. I told him, he thumbed through the book, and then said, "Cool! I wanna read it, too." Then he took it with him to his bed to read during his bedtime reading time.
And best of all...it has a plethora of kitties!!! Kit wouldn't turn the pages until she had examined each one.
Last, but not at all least, was this beautifully illustrated story. I love the author/artist's style for these pictures, with each spread containing beautiful little surprises. The story is sweet and simple, told mostly by the artwork itself.
All of these were well loved this month, most were rechecked out at least once.
Happy Reading, Friends!