Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The Broken Record
It's kind of like Pete & Repeat around here but it's no secret that Bookworm1 really likes the ocean and all of the animals in it. Now, if he actually had to set toe in the ocean, he might have second thoughts (and a wild screaming attack which he would deny immediately afterward) but the idea of it is compelling at any rate! So when we found Rub-a-Dub Sub, by Linda Ashman in the library bag, well, we were all over it with octopus tentacles (i.e., two enthusiastic arms).
This book is Bookworm1. It's about a boy who travels down into the ocean in a submarine and swims past all kinds of sea creatures. However, eventually he runs into a shark which sends him scurrying in his submarine back up to the surface of the water....in his bathtub.
Extremely cute and very much enjoyed!
The runner up in the Sea Life themed books this week was Water, by Frank Asch. Water is illustrated with water colors and it talks about the various forms, uh, water comes in. "Water is dew. Water is ice and snow." But the coup de grâce is the very last page spread. "Water is . . . flowing to the sea." And behold there is a whale. As my son said, "And it has a SQUARE HEAD which means it's a PINOCCHIO whale!!!"
There you have it. You may now rush off to your nearest library...
While you are there, you might also want to check out the Roger Priddy Big & Busy Ocean book. (Click on the title and you can read my review over at 5 Minutes for Books.) You'll also see a picture of our favorite sea animal toys and find out what is lurking beneath our Christmas tree this year. (I know you so want to know!)