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Saturday, July 10, 2010
Books of the Week
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve written about the books we’ve been reading. We’ve found a lot of really good ones lately, and I have to say I am really enjoying having these posts as a reminder of all the good story-reading snuggle times we’ve had. :)
Pondlarker, by Fred Gwynne is a gem. M just happened to see it and picked it up. I wasn’t sure about it at first glance, but I’m so glad he chose it! The story is about a frog who wants to be kissed and turned into a prince, but when he finally gets his chance… he decides it’s pretty nice being a frog! We are going to look for more books by this author – I was very impressed with the way this story was told and the subtle message about being happy with who you are.
The Quiet Way Home, by Bonny Becker is a book we read when M was smaller and he loved it then. He doesn’t remember it from then, but he still loves it! The story is about a girl and her father who are walking home the quiet way. Instead of walking past the growling dog, the roar of a lawn mower, the garbage trucks, and other noisy things, they walk home by where the kittens play, where a garden grows, where lilies stand - “Hush. Can you hear it? Hummm, thrumm, dart-and-flee. Honeybee.” It’s a very calming book, which I personally love. :) M loves the various noises and distinguishing between the loud and soft.
For more reviews of children’s books, check out Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns and Feed Me Books Friday. Have a beautiful day! :)