i cannot tell you how much my girl loves this book. It’s been in our bedtime pile for over two weeks. i think it’s because she and sophia have so much in common: both are single-minded, persistent and quite skilled at lobbying for whatever the preschool cause de célèbre.
this one was retired after one read. it was put out to pasture, sent down the river, given the pink slip, never to be heard from again. this book is about how a little girl and her family prepared for the arrival of her sibling. uhmmm.. nope. so when I was done assuring my brown girl there was not little cute baby coming, i hid the book and am not ashamed.
what a fun book. a wonderful friend of the family made my girl a beautiful quilt and we like to make a tent and read this book underneath it. afterwards we like to exercise our imaginations by pointing out what fanciful thing everyday objects look like and making up our own tales. this has become an oft read book.
this book delightfully features the poem *mary had a little lamb lamb* giving more than just the first –and most well-known–stanza. i like this book because I was that little twig of a girl in spectacles just as the main character in his book. it made me smile to see a little mini me. my girl likes it because it’s a familiar poem and because he pictures are cute.
*can’t find this one on amazon. also, the hardback is out of print. we got this as a gift from a friend who found to as a used book store.
there are so many things to love about this book. the illustrations are beautiful and the story is as rich. a little boy and his daddy’s love is a universal thing, however, the author does a remarkable job in settling it neatly into this cultural context. this is definitely a story we will revisit because not only is it so much fun to read but there is so much to learn. oh, and there is a map of africa at the end and it and antarctica are the only continents she can reliably recognize on the globe so that excited her to no end.
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.