We are a reading household, to the point of exhaustion and it seems the habit has been passed down to the boy.
Our little man loves to read and he’ll choose the same books for a while. I keep those books on a shelf at his level and sometimes I’ll find them in his bed after nap time, like teddy bears.
These are the books on his shelf at the moment:
Ah the joy of driving through the woods to get to a farm, only to drive straight through and home again. All the while beep beeping your horn, which somehow doesn’t piss off the farmer, but instead makes for an endearing tale of a girl, her dog and their jaunt.
Whatever! The little guy loves this book, and actually more for the fact that he gets to yell CAT! DOWN! at the pesky cat that has climbed atop a barn than for the little yellow horn he can hit throughout the story.
Happy Birthday Mouse.
It’s mouse’s birthday and we have a ten page diatribe on what he’s going to have for breakfast. The suspense is nail biting, unless you read the previous “If you give a mouse a cookie…” books, in which case you might guess the ending. It’s a quirky little book and you get to sing Happy Birthday to mouse and every other relative you can mention after it.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
I can’t think of anything funny to say about this book. It’s cute and it’s a good one for before bedtime because it’s all about dinosaurs going to bed nicely. If a dinosaur can do it, we all can!
I like the drawings in this one, but something about the dopey main character Wendell just makes me want to poke him in his chubby little tummy and make fun of him. Isn’t that awful? Luckily the book is about how he makes new friends, so he clearly wasn’t in need of my approval anyway.
Another thriller, Knuffle Bunny narrates the life of Trixie and her toy Knuffle Bunny. It’s an ok story, made better if you have the actual toy to shove at the book as if it’s a mirror and you want your Knuffle Bunny to appreciate the fact that his likeness is in print, but the ending still bothers me. How does Trixie know Knuffle Bunny’s name? Did an adult actually come up with the name Knuffle Bunny? And if so, why?
It’s like the ending of The Sopranos… I’m just like “Wait, what?”
We’re always on the lookout for new books. Got any to recommend?