What we’ve read so far, week 24-ish

Stack of picture books, spine facing

Keepin’ the library in business

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…

Baby balancing on blue yoga ball

Baby yoga

Baby holding a blue and orange teething toy with hands and mouth

“Here, fishy fishy fishy!” A teething toy to gnaw on with those first teeth.

Baby in a bucket swing at the playground

First time in a swing. “Higher! Faster!”

Dad wearing carrier, smiling baby holding umbrella handle

Baby doesn’t mind the rain…and helps Dad hold the umbrella

smiling baby on a pillow

Tummy time on a homemade pillow from a friend

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One response to “What we’ve read so far, week 24-ish

  1. britakate

    Lyra is sooooo big!

    My nephew is also reading extra “poms” (as he calls them) this month. He proudly presented a flyer from school to his mom that he’d deciphered himself: “National Pottery Month!”

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