Count Yourself to Sleep, by Lynn Hodges – spare yourself this one if you have a low “sugary sweet” threshold. :) M loves it and I bet other kids his age will too, but goodness… the book is basically a song about counting your blessings, and it’s okay in and of itself… actually very wholesome. BUT the cd that comes along with it, which plays the song, is sung by a very cutesy, cutesy child’s voice and it’s almost more than I can bear. M listens to it at bedtime every night and it does put him to sleep, so its fine as long as *I* don’t have to listen to it too! :)
I Wish that I had Duck Feet, by Theo LeSieg (A.K.A. Dr. Seuss) is great. The rhyme is perfect, the illustrations are appealing and funny, and the story has a good message about being happy just being yourself. This is probably the hit of the week. (M might disagree with that, because I’m pretty sure the one above this is his favorite, but still… I just can’t call that one the hit of the week – sorry, M!).
The Original Curious George, by H.A. Rey – this is a book that belongs to M, and he’s been asking for it this week. There are only a few character books that I really like, and the Curious George ones are at the top of the list (along with the original Winnie the Pooh books). This is the story of how the Man in the Yellow Hat found George and brought him to the zoo. M loves the part where George plays with the telephone and calls the fire department. :) It really is a fun book to read!
For more reviews of children’s books, check out Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.
Have a beautiful day! :)