John Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco
Really fun – we read this one dozens of times. The only thing I wish is that there was a note at the end with a little more detail as to what’s the real story, and what’s Polacco’s invention.
Math Fables Too: Making Science Count by Greg Tang, illustrated by Taia Morley
We’ve been on a kick as far as reading fun math books, and this was another winner in that string. Loved the little animal facts included in this one as well!
How Do You Know What Time It Is? by Robert E. Wells
The Wells books have been very popular with my children, especially my son, and this was no exception.
Druthers by Matt Phelan
Unexpectedly delightful – this is a charming story with lovely illustrations. Both kids enjoyed it, but my daughter especially loved it.
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
We’ve read two other Bear books, but this was our first time with the original title, and it was just as fun as I expected it would be. My daughter liked repeating the “bear snores on” line quite a bit.
Never Tease a Weasel by Jean Conder Soule, illustrated George Booth
I was more amused by this one than my kids were, especially my daughter who adamantly did NOT want me to read it again. It’s got some funny lines and vocabulary words, but I didn’t like the illustrations all that much.
Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round by Teri Sloat, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcot
This was ok. The kids were mildly entertained by the silliness, but I didn’t think it was worth repeating, and they didn’t ask for it again.
Because You Are My Friend by Guido Van Genechten
Another one picked out by my daughter because of the pink cover, another one that went right back into the library bag after one reading. In the “well at least it’s got that” aspect, the little bear has texture, so it becomes a touch-and-feel book for babies. There are better of those out there (much better), so don’t let that persuade you to give this one a try.
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