What the Kids are Reading vol. 2

We’ve branched out a bit since last month, and aren’t reading alphabet books almost exclusively.

B is for BulldozerB Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABCB is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC written by June Sobel and illustrated by Melissa Iwai
Our one new alphabet book for the month. Both kids really like it – all the fun illustrations, and how there is an overall story behind the individual letters. The rhymes themselves are so-so, and I doubt that I’ll ever get this one out from the library again.

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry StreetAnd to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
I’m assuming I read this classic Dr. Seuss title when I was a child, because some of the illustrations were vaguely familiar, and the title/refrain was extremely familiar. But beyond those hints of “I’m sure I’ve read this way back when,” it was almost a new book. And it was definitely new to the kids. They like it, but don’t love it.

Goodnight MoonGoodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
An old favorite, but my daughter has recently become obsessed with it. She demands that I read it to her before her nap and before bedtime. She has to point out the mouse on every page (I’m not going to confess precisely how long it took me to notice that he moves around the room). She also has to take it into her crib with her. And she calls it “night moon?” So cute.

The Tall Book of Nursery TalesThe Tall Book of Nursery Tales
Specifically, the Gingerbread Boy tale (read by momma), and the Three Little Pigs tale (read by daddy). The rest of the book? Who cares – Gingerbread Boy and the Big Bad Wolf are where the action is.

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  1. Thanks for doing these kids’ books posts, Sheila! The baby doesn’t have much of an opinion at books at the moment (he still thinks they’re for eating, not looking at), but I like getting someone’s opinion on various books anyway. 🙂

    • I kind of liked it when my first didn’t have any opinion on what I read, as long as I was reading. I got in a fair amount of reading time with my own books that way – just had to make sure I still read with enthusiasm.

      Now, that will never work. But it is so much fun seeing them develop their own preferences. 🙂

  2. I remember that Dr Seuss book! I had a huge Dr Seuss collection as a kid.

    • I didn’t, but I certainly got started on my library habit early, so I could have easily read it as one of my library books.

      What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss?

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