Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday's Book Basket

I'd like to start a new regular feature around here: Friday's Book Basket.  We read SO many books each week, and E is really starting to request her favorites.  Although, sometimes it takes some deciphering to figure out which book she wants.  This morning she wanted the "deer book" (actually about a couple of dogs - no idea where she got the deer from), and the "cat book with the butterfly" (about a cat who travels in a box to an alien, who didn't want a pet, he wanted a remote-control butterfly).  I'd love to be able to share some of our favorite books with you all!  And I hope to get E's input on them as well.

Boris and the Snoozebox by Leigh Hodgkinson is a cute book about a cat who just wants to take a nap.  He crawls into a packing box to snooze, and finds himself transported all over the place to people who want ANYTHING but a cat.  This is the "cat book with the butterfly" as mentioned above.  This morning alone, I have read it three times.  The illustrations are really neat mixed media!

Mabel Dancing by Amy Hest is a beautifully told story about a girl named Mabel who is supposed to be sleeping during her Mama and Papa's dancing party.  I love the language in this book, very descriptive.  It made me think of the ball in The Sound of Music.  E loved that they talked about fancy ball gowns and dancing.  She's such a girly-girl!

A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy was a book I liked more than E.  A blue and red sock goes looking about the house for his match.  E did like telling me that the socks didn't match, but other than that it didn't really hold her attention.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I love Mabel :) thanks for sharing this.