Time for the latest edition of "What My Children Are Reading!" Here is what my little daughter and I have been reading recently.
Find My Feet by Salina Yoon
In this adorable board book, six animals from a cat to a horse are missing their feet, and children are challenged to match the feet on a turning wheel with the animals on each page. The wheel is easy enough for my daughter to turn, and this book has kept her entertained since we received it. To be honest with you, we don’t read the actual text that’s on each page. Instead, I turn the wheel and ask, “Is this the cat’s feet?” She responds by saying, “No, it’s not the cat’s feet,” and so on until we do find the feet. With this pattern, she’s able to “read” the book to herself and even read it to her daddy the other day. She was so proud of herself.
ISBN: 978-0-375-85111-7 | Publisher: Robin Corey Books, 9/8/2009 | Source: Review copy from publisher
Dark Night by Dorothee De Monfreid
A little boy named Felix takes a walk through the forest at night and encounters a frightening tiger, crocodile, and wolf. Luckily, he finds himself in the home of a rabbit who has a unique way to help Felix find his way home and frighten away the scary creatures. On first reading I was worried that my little one would be scared, but she absolutely loves the simple, yet engaging story, and Dorothee de Monfreid’s charming illustrations are well worth picking up the book.
ISBN: 978-0-375-85687-7 | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers | Source: Review copy from publisher
What’s Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? By Abby Cocovini
I reviewed this book last year, and recently introduced it to my daughter because, well, she’ll be getting her very own little brother this winter! When she first learned of the pregnancy, she didn’t really quite understand what was going on, so I brought out this book to see if it would help. It really did. At 2 ½, she doesn’t really understand or care about the technical descriptions, so I just flip through the pages and show how the little baby in the mommy’s belly grows and grows. After a couple of readings, she pointed to my belly and informed me that a baby was growing inside and that it would get really big and come out. Sooo…I consider that a success. We have to look at the book at least once or twice a day now.
ISBN: 978-0805087604 | Publisher: Henry Holt BYR, April 2008 | Source: Review Copy from publisher
Call for Hosts
So now that you know my news, I need your help! Things are going to get really busy really soon around here, and I’m already struggling with keeping up this “weekly” post that I sometimes only remember about on Thursday nights. I really love seeing what everyone else is reading with their kids, so I was hoping that some of you would be willing to host the meme on Thursdays not only to keep the meme going but to also get people linking to your blogs.
If you’d like to host, leave a comment in the post, telling me which of the following weeks you’d like. I’ll post the schedule in my side bar, so everyone will know where to go. As a reminder, this is open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, librarians, and anyone who reads with kids!
October 1: In Need of Chocolate
October 8: In the Dailies
October 15: Brimful Curiosities
October 22: Rebecca Reads
October 29: The Art of Irreverence
November 5: Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns
November 12: Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile
November 19: Joey & Aleethea
November 26: Meadowbrook Kindergarten Stars
December 3: Lap Readers
December 10: books4yourkids.com
December 17: Om ~ Mama ~ Shanti
December 31: Laughing Stars
Thanks, and I so look forward to hear what your kids have been reading this week!