We have been reading plenty, but I can only think of a couple of books that the kids have really been loving this week.
E, age 2, requests The Hungry Giant's Baby often. This is written by Joy Cowley and is adorable. A group of humans babysit the Hungry Giant's baby, Bubba while he goes away for a bit. It's cute to see how they brainstorm how to keep the baby happy. First they try milk. Bubba sleeps for a bit, then she is unhappy. They take Bubba for a ride in the back of a truck, but she's so big, the wheels fall off. And on and on it goes! My little guy likes to cry, "Wah! Wah!" and coo, "Goo! Goo!" for the baby at the appropriate times.
M, age 4 has enjoyed Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Exinct. Edwina is loved by all in her town except a smarty-pants boy, Reginald. He knows dinosaurs are extinct, but no one will listen to him until Edwina, in her kindness does. It's another hit by Mo Willems.
We actually read a couple chapter books by Arnold Lobel that I didn't love. One was Uncle Elephant. For my four year old, I didn't care for the book using the word "darn." I just don't think it is needed. Grasshopper on the Road used some negative words in name calling that I didn't care for. These were words such as "stupid." Mild, but once again, unnecessary.
We did listen to Little Town on the Prairie in the car, and I have to say, it may be my favorite Little House book! I just loved it! (I also really enjoyed Laura's ignorance at age 15, as she wondered why Almanzo Wilder would want to walk her home from the literary meeting when her mother and father were there to see her home. She was truly clueless that he could be interested in her!) This book was a bit sad since Mary goes away to a college for the blind, but Laura's commitment to earn money to help is commendable! I am so not ready for this series to end!! Only two more books!
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