Saturday, November 7, 2009

Books of the Week – November 7, 2009

imageWe read The Poky Little Puppy, by Janette Sebring Lowrey during our “P” week, and I completely forgot to mention it in any of my posts that week. This is a wonderful book, and I just have to share it with all of you! 5 little puppies go out to explore the “wide, wide world”, full of curiosity and a little bit of naughtiness. ;) This book is good on so many levels… it talks about senses – smelling, hearing, seeing; there is some counting and adding – 4 of the puppies race up a hillside and count themselves then realize one of them is not there (the poky one of course!); there is a lesson about obedience; there’s even talk about caterpillars and grasshoppers and snakes. There are so many great ideas packed into one little book, the wheels in my brain are really spinning thinking of all the great things we could do with this… a lapbook would be awesome!
We’ve also been reading some books about animals in autumn time. Three of our favorites are Owl Babies, by Martin Waddellimage
Beaver Pond / Moose Pond, by Jim Arnoskyimage
and Raccoons and Ripe Corn, by Jim ArnoskyimageAll three of these are great, and do a fabulous job of giving a lot of good information about each animal in story-form.
Check out other book reviews here.
Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. We love The Poky Little Puppy here too!

  2. We have the Poky Little Puppy. I love that book.

  3. I always loved Poky Little Puppy when I was growing up! Makes me want to go get a copy for my kids...

  4. LOVE Poky Little Puppy and Owl Babies! I'll have to look for those other two you reviewed.

  5. I love everything Jim Arnosky does...


  6. Awesome books and thanks for linking to me. We read The Owl Babies, but Anna was not thrilled. She was very concerned for the babies and couldn't comprehend that mama left them all by themselves. Too bad, because I really liked the book. I think we will check it out again when she is older. I am adding Pokey to my reading list, I remember reading a glowing review of it somewhere else.


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