a normal day contains the good and the bad. one mistake or misstep does not a bad day make. i adore that lesson. my girl likes how the main character comes first throughout the day.
this book could have been written by my girl. I am not sure how many times as a day she says “i know that,” but it’s a lot. we like to end the book with her enthusiastically telling me all the facts she knows and think important to share at that time.
a beautifully instructive book on how a seed grows. We followed this one step by step (tiny flowerpots instead of eggshells) we are still waiting for a sprout. i do not have a green thumb so my expectations are rather low. my girl, however, is hopeful.
it is spring so no, we cannot read too many gardening books. this is fun and easy with cute illustrations. And if you are doing any planting, read it outside while there is dirt under your fingernails and a smudge on your face.
we absolutely adore this book. the rhyme and reptition really make the retelling of this Nandi folktale of a man who ends the drought by shooting an eagle feather arrow into the clouds. the beauty of the narrative poem is enough to make this a oft read book. but, also I love how the reading of this book veers my girl and i off into discussions about weather, Kenya, biology and zoology etc.
look at at that fierce afro. this book delivered what it promised, a whole bunch of words that begin with j. however, before I could read the “jumbo the elephant” page, my girl yelled out a bit disgusted, “that’s an elephant and that does not start with a “j” and was a bit skeptical the rest of the book. but we read it to the end and she was a little mollified as they all loaded on to a jet plane.
we are fans of lola and her mom. oh and of how much they read and use the library. following lola’s lead, we also got books from the library about gardening and are hoping we have as much success as lola did.
a little girl that saves her money to give a home to an adventurous bear that is not quite perfect. we dig it. however, my girl somehow always feels that the story is incomplete because after closing the back cover on the book, she makes sure the story continues with her own fanciful tales of the adventures that Lisa and Corduroy have together. that’s a double win in my book.
this is the story of “brave bessie” coleman, the first african american female pilot. we enjoyed both the illustrations and the story itself. to my 3.5 year old, there are few things better than rhyming words, except maybe repeated phrases that she can exclaim dramatically and loudly. at the book’s end, rest assured that our neighbors were well aware that “nobody owns the sky!”