I seem to have lost my will to blog lately, despite the fact that we have actually been reading more than we have in months. I'm just posting quickly to share our most recent book order (I figure it is the ultimate complement when a parent shells out the money to buy a book). These are three books that our son (at almost 27 months) has been loving this week from the library, so we decided to add them to our permanent collection.
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. I have read this just before naptime and bedtime every day since we got it from the library last week. The bright, cheerful illustrations really do this classic story justice, and he warmed to it right away.
Truck Driver Tom by Monica Wellington. The text is cute, but the real show stealer for our guy is the last page, which contains miniaturized versions of all of the vehicles that appear in the book, asking the reader to go back and find them. (Cars and trucks? A quiz? Our infant bibliophile is there.)
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller. I posted about this recently. He is probably too young for the text at this point, but he loves playing with the maps in the book, and I like it enough to be confident that he'll grow into the story.
What have you been reading lately? What was the last children's book you read that you loved enough to buy it?