Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Newbery Award for this past year went to Clare Vanderpool's Moon over Manifest. I just got it a couple of weeks ago and read it very quickly. It is one of those stories that you have to keep on reading until it is finished - all other non-essential things can wait.
This is a story about Abilene Tucker who has lived life
Monday, June 6, 2011
I am reintroducing myself to board books with my baby. I love board books that have a rhythm to them and can almost be sung or danced to - it makes it very fun for the child. Here are a couple of my favorite board books - what are some of yours?
My mother-in-law gave us this one and we love it. It has come apart from being read so much. The title alone tells you how great the text is and there is a "look and find" element as well.
I love Sandra Boynton's books. But this one is far and away our favorite. (Birthday Monsters is second). This book has a great rhythm, is silly and fun. Sing this book to your child while promenading around the room. It's really how it was meant to be read.
I love all of Dr. Seuss's books. They are so clever and fun. This is probably our favorite Dr. Seuss board book to read. It has a great rhythm and your kids can buzz, moo and cockadoodledoo.
A classic. I love the pictures, the text - it never grows old.