Thursday, July 24, 2008

Scribble by Deborah Freedman

Emma's choice:

I like this book because there is a girl named Emma and someone who loves cats!

In the book, Emma loves to draw princesses but her sister likes to draw kitties. This difference causes a battle, but they use their drawings to find a way to get along and in the end they live "Happily Ever After. As drawings sometimes do."

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Mom's choice:

So we LOVE Charlie and Lola books. I just think this brother and sister pair are adorable. They treat each other very well and are always imagining. This book is especially fun because Charlie really uses his imagination to convince Lola to eat her vegetables. He tells her things like, "These are not peas. Of course they are not. These are green drops from Greenland. They are made out of green and fall from the sky...Green drops are so incredibly rare." Who could resist green drops from Greenland? Not Lola! Charlie is such an inspiration! :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Leaf Man, Eating the Alphabet and Planting a Rainbow

All of these books were written by Lois Ehlert who is a writer and illustrator. She's written/illustrated a lot of excellent books and so far, we like them all. They have great pictures and are about nature... just the things we love!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg

Emma's Choice:
This is a VERY funny book! I thought it was hilarious when Peter the pea "well and truly disappeared." You'll never guess where I found him hiding...
Do you see him? He's pretending he's a leaf with a bud. Silly guy!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

10 Minutes till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann

Emma's Choice:

I love this book because hamsters play during the 10 minutes till bedtime. And I think that the page with 1 minute is the silliest, because the hamsters are actually swimming in the bathtub!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

Emma's Choice (of course!):

My Aunt Miriam thought I would like this book and she was right! This is the longest book I've ever read and with the help of my mom, we finished it in less than two days! I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

Not a Stick and Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Emma and Landon's Choice:

When is a box not a box or a stick not a stick? With a child's imagination, the options are endless! These books are so cute and our kids loved getting some new ideas from these little guys with giant imaginations.