Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend wrap up

We've had guests over the weekend and so while I know Reid has talked Grandma Joyce, Uncle Roger and Aunt Lisa into reading to her (not that they need much persuading), I don't know what they have read since they aren't trained like Ken to set aside books as they read them. At some point on Saturday or Sunday, Ken and I read:

  • I Love You Always and Forever by Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Daniel Howarth - a lovely story about a daddy mouse for his daughter and how long his love for her will last;
  • The Grumpalump by Sarah Hayes and Barbara Firth, one of the Discovery Toys Reading Together at Home collection - the animals in this book each have a solution to the "grumpalump problem" that would make this book a good story circle selection as the kids could act out the pushing, pulling and so on.
  • There's a Wocket in my Pocket! by Dr Seuss - all these years later, no one does silly as well as Seuss.
  • One, Two, Flea! by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Colin McNaughton - for all of the books in rhyme we have, this is one of the few that is actually poetry.
  • I Spy ABC by Vivian French and illustrated by Sally Holmes - we've read this a few times and Reid still demands to know where that dinosaur is going and why. She is quick to find the animals and their letters, though.
  • Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom and illustrated by Bruce Degen - a perennial favourite, this is a story that we love that is nice and short, an important quality when Reid is tired but needing some stories.

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