Saturday, March 13, 2010

Books of the Week – March 13, 2010

Alistair’s Elephant by Marilyn Sadler was our favorite book this week. Sorry the picture above is blurry. I couldn’t find a picture on Amazon or pretty much anywhere else. It’s a cute book about a serious little boy who has an elephant follow him home from the zoo. All he is worried about is getting rid of this silly elephant so he can get back to his normal, neat and hard-working life. :) M’s favorite part, which he has talked about non-stop, is when Alistair thinks it’s raining and it’s just the elephant showering him with his trunk. Really, how can you not know an elephant is following you home? :) Apparently there are more Alistair books and we are definitely going to look for them.
A good, non-fiction book this week was Close, Closer, Closest by Shelley Rotner. Each page of this book has 3 pictures of an object (strawberries, comic book, peacock feathers and lots more). The first picture is what you normally see, the second picture is a close up and the 3rd picture is a magnification of a small area of the object. It’s really a neat book and M has asked for it several times.
For more good kids’ books, click on the button at the top of the page and check out the blog carnival at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns!
Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. Allistair looks super cute. I'll have to look for that one.

  2. I am writing down Close, Closer right away. It looks so cool. I am trying to read a few more non fiction books to Johnsie. We will have to look for Alistair too.

  3. I have to see if I can find both of these books. They sound great!

  4. Thanks for joining this week. Your top picks look great. I tried Hoban's book "Look" that is built on a similar principle, but Anna doesn't like books without stories, so back to the library it went :)


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