Welcome to another addition of Books We Are Reading This Week! We had some great finds this week and are excited to share a few of them with you!
First up is The Important Book. This is by one of our favorite authors Margaret Wise Brown (you might have heard of a little children’s classic Goodnight Moon). What I like about this book is that it starts a conversation between you and your children. She gives you an object like an apple and uses rhyming text to tell you that the apple is important because it’s round. While this may be true there are so many other reasons why an apple is important and it is fun to hear the kids explain why they think each object is important.
We love Mo Willems books. We have read several of his Pigeon books and this week we added The Pigeon Wants a Puppy to the long list. I thought this one was hysterical. This time the Pigeon REALLY wants a puppy and promises to take care of it (that sounds familiar) but he learns a very important lesson: Be careful what you wish for!
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. We join a little mouse with a lot of BIG fears as she records them in her journal. This book has a lot of really neat details that really have you believing you are reading her journal. It was a really creative idea that was executed brilliantly.
Minerva Louise and the Red Truck was another story I really enjoyed this week. The family had a really great time following a naive thinking bird who has never left the farm as she takes a trip into the city. We join in her excitement of seeing “farmers” hard at work in the field (golfers), a giant swing (crane), a pond (swimming pool) and many other things for the first time and while she enjoys her time in such a wonderful place she is so happy to arrive back home.
Ten Little Caterpillars is a great mix of two of our favorites, Lois Ehlert and Bill Martin Jr. (their previous collaboration was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom) They team up for a beautiful counting book where we learn a little about nature along the way. This book was absolutely stunning and filled with lots of great information about plants and the caterpillars themselves.
Until next time!
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