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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Read Alouds

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.
Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct
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.

Little Town on the Prairie (Little House)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!

To see what others are reading, check out these link ups!


Carrie said...

Edwina looks adorable!

(Home, btw.)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Well, I've never seen that Mo Willems book, and I agree with Carrie--it looks adorable! You know my girls LOVE LIW, so I'm right there with you on that.

So glad you linked up this week!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I would not enjoy taking care of a giant baby. Think of all the giant messy diapers!

I wonder if my kids would enjoy listening to the Little House series in the car. We tried listening to the Winnie-the-Pooh audiobook here at home and they really weren't all that interested. But in the car...maybe?

momandkiddo said...

It seems like I see everyone reading (or listening to Little House books lately! I haven't shared them with my son, yet. We are still reading the Henry Huggins books as our read alouds.

Tracey M. said...

I love the idea of Little House books in the car. I love that series myself and keep thinking about introducing it to our son. I think my favorite is Little House in the Big Woods from when they lived in WI (I'm partial since that's the state I live in!)

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

What great choices! I have to look for Edwina book, since we really enjoy Mo Willems books here. We got stuck on the third Little House book in our audio book selections because Anna didn't like how it started, but I just got Little Town as a book, and daughter is already trying to steal it for her personal reading.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

PS - thanks for joining WMCIR!

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