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Thursday, September 2, 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! And, well, I'm just BEHIND, that's what!

I went to the library last week and have had a whole stack of books to go through this week, but haven't managed to type anything up yet! That's mostly because of a little something called morning sickness, and my desire to move as little as possible (no small fete with two toddler boys running around!) So I may move around a bit slower here but I'm still checking out books from the library. Here are a couple that we read this week:

Little Pig Figwort Can't Get to Sleep, by Henrietta Branford was an instant hit with Bookworm1. We read it several times straight through upon cracking the book open. This is a fun book about Little Pig Figwort (a fun name to say, really!) who, well, can't go to sleep. He tries to fall asleep along with the rest of his brothers and sisters, but the problem is that he just has too much energy for some new adventures. So he takes a trip in a submarine down to the bottom of the ocean. He goes on a trip to the North Pole and travels in a space ship and visits the moon! Of course, he is taking trips courtesy of his imagination but the lines in the book are blurred a little as to what is fact or fiction which is why, I think, Bookworm1 enjoyed this book so much. In his mind, I'm pretty sure Little Pig Figwort actually went on all of these adventures and so we read about them again and again!

Cute book. Love the title, the story and the crazy fun illustrations by Claudio Munoz.

Bookworm2 requested several readings of Meeow and the little chairs, by Sebastien Braun. This book is a winner in my one year old's eyes for the following reasons:

a.) Bold colors, simplistic drawings; and
b.) Simple sentences.

(Bookworm2 might be into books now, but if we can keep things short and sweet they are all that much better!)

Meeow and the little chairs is helpful in learning colors. Meeow has several animal friends who are each carrying a different color chair. The animals line their chairs up all together. What are they building? A "Choo choo!" We like saying, "choo! choo!" around here so that might be the very reason for our love of this book.

At any rate - it is simplistic, cute and it holds our attention well. I hadn't ever heard of Meeow before and I only found this one title at our library. A quick glance on Amazon proves that there are more in the series, but for now, this is the one we have been able to enjoy.

Hopefully I'll get my act together and will be able to sit up and talk about some of these other books that I have sitting here. I had a fun stack and I'm eager to get through them because I'm excited about the author coming up next!

Any guesses as to who it might be? I'll give you a hint: I'm in the Br's.


  1. E is just getting into books now!

    My guess is Norman Bridwell-the Clifford books!

  2. My 22 month old now LOVES books! He constantly brings us books say "WEED IT!" I've started seeing him pull books from the basket in the living room, plop down on the floor, and "read" the book to himself. Even the 7 year old has started reading to him. OH! And the picture books I won from RTK are a huge hit!