Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New favorites

Claire's current favorite books include:
My First Cat by Veronica Ross--this is a library book with lots of great photos and simple explanations of how to choose and care for a pet cat or kitten. For some reason she likes this one better than the Pet Frog book.

No David by David Shannon--Mr. Shannon originally wrote this book as a 5 year old. It shows him doing all the things he's not supposed to and his mom telling him no. It has a sweet ending though. I was a bit worried to introduce this to her lest she start writing on the walls... she's been reading it for months and so far so good.

Owen by Kevin Henkes--Sweet story of a mouse boy who is attached to his fuzzy yellow blanket. Will he take it to kindergarten? Read it and find out.

Piglet and Mama by Margaret Wild--Piglet gets lost in the farmyard and looks for her mama. The other animal mamas try to distract her from her woes but she only has eyes for mama. Claire likes to read this one over and over. It has maybe the greatest ending ever for a toddler: lots of hugs, cuddles, playing, and a nap.

Some other books she's recently become interested in are Dr. Seuss's ABC, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and the classic Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.

It's interesting to see her interest develop. The first two times I introduce a new book we usually don't get all the way through it but by the 4th time she usually says, "Again" when we finish.

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