Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our week in reading

What we have been reading this week...

Dumpy's Extra-Busy Day (I Can Read Book 1)

 This was a huge hit.  With a dump truck, a farm setting, and an early reader level that suits his current abilities, it was predestined to be a favorite and didn't disappoint.  It was only after we had read it about 10 times that I did a double take on the author's name - Julie Andrews!  Yes, that Julie Andrews. 

Dumpy and the Big Storm
 So I looked for other Dumpy books at the library.  This one wasn't an early reader though, so it felt long for him.  He did enjoy it, but we have only read it a handful of times.  Cute for an older child.

Dumpy and the Firefighters (Julie Andrews Collection)
And, oops, I'm not sure we even made it through this one before he insisted that we return it on our next trip to the library.  We'll try again in a few months.

Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
 I had read this one before, but not since the Bibliophile could read along with me.  Like all Mo Willems books, it is clever and funny and pretty much perfect.  We both enjoy it on every read.

Well Done, Worm: " Drip Drip Drip " , " Worm Is Stuck " , " Worm Paints " , " Worm Smells " (Brand New Readers)

 At the suggestion of our librarian, we read one book from this worm series - not the one pictured, but "Drip, Drip, Drip."  They are small books (like Bobs Books in size).  Eh, not a favorite.

Cat the Cat, Who Is That?

Mo Willems, but for a younger crowd.  So cute!  The Bibliophile laughs out loud at the conclusion of this book, and can't wait to yell/read the words himself.  We must track down the other books in this series!  Actually, going to add these to my hold list right now: Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly!, What's Your Sound, Hound the Hound?, and Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

Sorry for the lack of Bibliophile input on this post.  He is fast asleep, after finally giving in and closing his eyes at 11:45PM.

What have you been reading this week?  Have you read any of these books?  What did you think of them?  Have other book suggestions for us?  Just leave us a comment and we'll be sure to track them down!

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Raising a Happy Child said...

We read Mo Willems series and loved them. I think we read all the books available in both series - Anna finds them very entertaining.

Britt said...

We have the Sheep the Sheep one right now. BIG hit!!

The man is a genius, I tell you.

Holly said...

We love all of Mo Willems's books!

You might like The Cat on the Mat Is Flat and How Rocket Learned to Read, two of the books we mentioned on our new blog, litlad.blogspot.com (only one post so far).

Britt said...

We just read How Rocket Learned to Read. Like JUST now. Super super cute!! Mister wouldn't sit through the whole thing, but your bibliophile has a better attention span!!

Kate said...

Love your blog but your book cover photo/links to Amazon are not displaying in Firefox or Google Reader. I opened up your page in Internet Explorer and they are displaying there. Don't know why it isn't working but just wanted to let you know that it wasn't.

Infant Bibliophile said...

@Kate thanks so much for letting me know. Weird - I'm using that blogger thing that does it automatically. I'll look into it. It shows up fine in my google reader, which is even more mysterious. Is anyone else having problems seeing them?