I mentioned a few books we have read this week in our Weekly Wrap Up post. In addition we've read:
Elmer Again -- We are loving these Elmer books, and I suspect we'll continue to pick one up each time we visit the library, until we have made it through our branch's collection. In Elmer Again, Elmer decides to liven things up by playing a practical joke on the other elephants. Both the bibliophile and I have enjoyed our multiple reads of it this week. I'm really getting the itch to try stitching up an Elmer ourselves.
Cars: Rally Race -- When we get to the library, I like to ask the Bibliophile what kind of books he would like to look for. He races to the computerized catalog and sits down to type in the search box. Lately, he always says "cars," and he means the Disney themed variety. So, we picked up two related chapter books from the "graphic novel" section of the library this week (I'll just include one here because we haven't started the second yet). They are written in a comic book style. We've been making our way through Rally Race, one chapter at a time before bed. In general, I'm not a big fan of the comic book format or of movies-turned-books, but I find the Disney Cars storyline quite tolerable. He loves them (not sure how much he is comprehending, despite my best efforts to explain, but he keeps requesting more of them). Also, he seems to sleep quite well after reading them, so I think the extra brainwork to figure them out helps me in my bedtime efforts. Rally Race is about Lightening McQueen organizing a charity race in Radiator Springs.
He picked this one up as he left the library. Its short rhymes accompany simple illustrations of boys and girls at play ("We see a little girl who has a truck. And a little boy who has a duck. / We see a little boy who has a chair. And a little girl who has a pear."). Midway through the book, the story takes a turn: "They all came here to play today, / and this is what we hear them say:" followed by pages showing how the children share their toys with one another. A pleasant little first reader with a nice message.
Baby Einstein See and Spy Shapes -- A simple board book about shapes, this one has a quizzing style that has always delighted the Bibliophile. ("The horns upon my head are gold and shaped like triangles, I am told. A triangle has three straight sides. Can you find three more, besides?").
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It just struck me while rereading this that this list contains a picture book, graphic novel/chapter book, first reader, and board book. Pretty typical of the variety of books we have been reading lately!
Comment: What are you or your kids reading this week?
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