If it were up to M this week, you’d be hearing about Thomas the Train and nothing else. If you have a Thomas and Friends lover, check out the book in the carousel above (Thomas’ Big Storybook); it is definitely the favorite around here these days.
However, I’m going to spare you Thomas. :) Or maybe I’m just sparing myself!
My favorite of the week was Raggedy Ann and Rags, adapted from the stories by Johnny Gruelle:
M picked this up at the library without my noticing, and I was excited to see it in the pile when we checked out. I loved Raggedy Ann and Andy when I was a child, and had forgotten about these great, detailed stories. This book probably took us a good 20 minutes to read, but M hung on every word. The story tells of how Rags (the dog) was found and then has his first adventure – where he helps the other toys save Raggedy Ann and another doll from floating away to sea. It’s really such a great and engaging story, and captured M’s imagination with the idea of toys having a secret life of their own, and I can’t wait to find more of these!
We also liked Elliot’s Shipwreck, by Andrea Beck:
We like all the Elliot Moose stories, and this was no exception. It’s a great story of friendship, adventure, imagination, and problem solving! A great add on activity for this book would be making little boats from various materials and seeing which ones work and which ones get shipwrecked!