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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Read Aloud Thursday

Read-Aloud Thursday at Hope Is the WordThis week we've been reading books from around our house, as well as quite a few review copies that have been landing in our mailbox. We haven't made it back to the library for another load, due to colds and, well, life. Hope to do that in the next day or so. In the meantime, we thought we'd share books from our own bookshelf that are pulled down for frequent reads.

Oh. And I'm not going to talk about any that involve sea creatures, just to give you all a break from the topic! ;) It'll also be interesting for me to see what we read that is a break from our usual subject matter!

Kind of in honor of Read Across America (but not really, if the truth were told), we read Dr. Seuss' ABC's. I tried mixing up the words and substituting other items to represent the alphabet letters just for fun. (For example, the letter which starts off Bookworm1's (real) name I tried to personalize.) He was more interested in the silly words. This book has rhythm! We like it.

I've already reviewed Fool Moon Rising (click on the title to see the link) but this is one we pulled back out again here this past week. The moon in this book is such a character, and seeing that we've been enjoying a full moon the last night or so, made this book fun to re-read.

I still love the illustrations in this book and it makes me smile every time I open the front cover! I'm sure we'll spend many years and cozy reads with this one!

Ok, seriously, I started writing this post thinking it would be easy to create a list of books that we read which do NOT involve sea creatures. This is turning out to be the most impossible post I might have ever written! Every single book that is spread all over our house, features octopuses, whales, sea otters, or dolphins. We DID read The Friendly Book which was gifted to Bookworm1 on his first birthday, but one of the reasons he loves it so much is because there is a page with underwater animals.

"Fish. I like fish."

Apparently this is our lives right now but hopefully this provides a little bit of variety. (Well, the moon was done at any rate!)

Back to The Friendly Book - if you haven't seen it before, it is written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams of Little House fame which makes it the truest of classics, right? It really is quite an awesome book and even before our ocean days, it was well-received and very much enjoyed.

Ok, whew! I think I'd better call it quits for today, folks. The challenge is too much! So what are you up to? I'm off to find out!


  1. I've never seen that M.W. Brown book--I'll have to look for it!

    Fool Moon Rising looks like a winner, too. :-)

    Dr. Seuss--what can I say? He's a tongue tangler, he is.

    Thanks for the variety! ;-) Love to have you playing along!!

  2. Wow, I've totally missed The Friendly Book. I have Little Fur Family, by that same writer & illustrator, and it still makes me feel all cozy to read it.

    Love that Dr Suess! Fool Moon Rising is new to me. Thanks for sharing these titles!