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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Read Aloud Thursday

Read-Aloud Thursday at Hope Is the WordTime again for another Read Aloud Thursday post over at Hope is in the Word!

This is what we found in our library bag this past week.....

The Apple King, by Francesca Bosca tells the story of a king who loved his apples. He had a glorious apple tree that created "the sweetest and most beautiful apples" you've ever seen. THe problem is that the king liked them so much, he refused to share! In order to get attention, and to spread the apple wealth around, the apple tree invites some worms to come and eat her apples. (Worms, you see, are small enough to get past the king's guard who was placed in front of the tree to guard it against anyone else.) This is a cute story about sharing and is fun to read aloud.

We all liked this one, albeit for different reasons.

Granted, Lady Bug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman is kind of out of our reading order around these parts. It was on the display shelf and I snatched it up because a.) Bookworm1 has expressed an interest in ladybugs of late and b.) I was curious to find out who Ladybug girl was.

In this story, Lulu (or "Ladybug Girl") goes to the beach. Lulu might be afraid of the water - but LADYBUG GIRL isn't! A cute story about a girl and her dog. I've never read any of the other books in this series and I'm not sure what they are like. We liked this particular story but if someone could share more about the series, I'd be curious to hear!

Fox Tale Soup is a cute story by Tony Bonning. Fox is out looking for food but none of the other animals are particularly interested in sharing. (Hmm. Maybe that's our theme for the week?) Sheep eventually decides to share a pot of water and Fox sets out to prepare a most delicious pot of stone soup. The other animals are doubtful that stone soup could be remotely tasty and in order to improve the quality of the soup, each animal contributes something to it. In the end, our sly little fox has his soup and it IS tasty!

I like the illustrations in this book by Sally Hobson. She has a really unique style and I'm grasping for words to figure out how to describe it. It reminds me of a mix of Jane Cabrera and Pam Adams of There Was an Old Lady fame. At any rate - I like it.

Other than these three books, I can't say that my latest haul produced anything that really stood out to me. Turns out the Bo's have a lot of history books. Normally I LIKE historical picture books but these just didn't hold my interest. I'm not sure why. So...three for this particular week and we'll see what happens when next we visit the library!

In the meantime, what are you reading with your kids? Anything in particular stand out to you? I'd love to hear about it OR have you share with us over at Hope is in the Word.

Have fun!


  1. Hmmm. . . I think we might need to read The Apple King just for its lesson on sharing. . .

    Thanks, Carrie! I'm so glad you're playing again! :-)