This week’s special guest star is The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, borrowed from our friend and (conveniently) neighbor, and featuring “The Adventures of Isabel,” among many, many other poems. We’re also enjoying…
- Oliver and His Egg by Paul Schmid: not quite as good as Oliver and His Alligator (one of our very favorites) but Oliver is as offbeat and daydreamy as ever.
- Make Way for Ducklings: A classic, and essential reading for those in the Boston area! We’ll have to take her to see the ducks and the swan boats this summer.
- Wolfie the Bunny: If the title alone doesn’t make you want to read this book…who are you? Wolfie the Bunny is fantastic, with a refrain kids can shout along to (“He’s going to EAT US ALL UP!”), a fierce and clever heroine named Dot, and a sweet twist at the end.
- Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! has helpful endpapers with the correct pronunciation of each dinosaur type. For a multi-sensory reading experience, set up block towers to knock down whenever Tyrannosaurus WRECKS!
- Lon Po Po is a Caldecott winner I remember from grade school. Actually, I just remembered the haunting cover, not much of the story (a Chinese version of Little Red Riding Hood featuring a clever older sister).
And now…baby pictures. Closing in on six months…