Last night, out of the blue, The Seven-Year-Old pulled this picture book off the shelf and asked if she could read it to me. Listening to…
The Six-Year-Old, on seeing a copy of Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg in our local bookstore over the weekend: “I highly recommend this book, Mommyo. Mrs. Watson [The Six-Year-Old’s reading teacher] and I just love it.”
What we’re reading this week: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, A Day, A Dog by Gabrielle Vincent, and You Can’t See a Dodo at the Zoo by Fred Erhlich.
This week, we’re reading Pat Thomson’s The Squeaky Creaky Bed, Terry Farish’s The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup, and Gillian Lobel’s Little Honey Bear and the Smiley Moon.
What we’re reading this week: George’s Secret Key to the Universe, Little Quack, and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
School’s out but we haven’t stopped reading. This week, The Five-Year-Old and I are reading (and listening to) The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, Blue Moo by Sandra Boynton, and The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
We picked up Susan Pearson’s Who Swallowed Harold on a whim. The Five-Year-Old’s whim to be precise. She thought the picture on the front cover looked funny. I thought that was as good a reason as any. What a happy surprise this book was!
Although you would hardly know it from the silence on the site today, we are still reading very good books here at Caterpickles Central. We highly recommend Coyote Steals the Blanket by Janet Stevens. We love it. In fact, we are so very busy loving it we haven’t had any time to write a proper review of it.
Our mini-course in animal folk tales continued this week with Jane Yolen’s Meow: Cat Stories from Around the World. Yolen’s collection mixes familiar nursery rhymes and Aesop fables with lesser known stories from India, Burma, Oman, and Thailand. Within its pages, you and your child will discover why tiger is angry at cat, why cat always lands on her feet, why having one very good trick is better than having dozens of poor ones, and most importantly, why cats and mice don’t always get along.
As you may remember, after last week’s unfortunate fairy tale incident, we decided to give folk tales a try. How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots was an excellent and encouraging first pick for this new strategy.