Friday, July 27, 2007

Library Stack

Well the stack of books that we have from the library is enormous, well at least big. Some friends from the Lutheran Homeschool List called Loopers made a bunch of recommendations and so we've been checking them out. To our delight all of them have been good, some have even hit John's favorite list, many more have hit our favorite list and all of them will surely be checked out repeatedly by us.

Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann is funny and entertaining. It's a book that has been used in speech therapy and one of my favorites.

One Wheel Wobbles by Carole Lexa Schaefer is a cute counting book that we are enjoying.

Piggy's Belly Button by Keith Faulkner has made it to John's favorite list, it's one of the few book that I've seen make him laugh out loud.

Tickle Octopus by Audrey and Don Wood is fun, another one that makes John laugh.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood, while I admit that I like this book better than John does, he likes it too and that makes it all the better.

McDuff's Wild Romp by Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers, this is our first time to read a McDuff book and I can see where the little dog is going to make more trips from the library to our home.

Tonka: Fire Truck to the Rescue by Ann Marin is a good firetruck book and John likes fire trucks in general so this one is working for us.

Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood is another of those books that has made John's favorite list, also one that makes me wish that I understood better what he was trying to tell me as he points and jabbers a lot at the pictures.

Full Moon Barnyard Dance by Carole Lexa Schaefer is cute and silly and delightful.

What do you do with a Kangaroo? by Mercer Mayer cracks me up, John likes it, but Mark and I find it hilarious.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is another book that we first saw at speech therapy, that's on John's favorite list and that we just love, how could you not?

Double Trouble in Walla Walla by Andrew Clements is a fun romp with words and even though it's a bit mature for John he enjoys hearing us read it because it's just so silly.

Jubal's Wish by Audrey Wood is a delightful tale of a frog who wants the best for his friends. The colors are so vibrant and John just loves to tell us about the butterflies and flowers and such that make up the pages.

Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw. Now Mark and I really enjoy these books, Sheep in a Jeep, and Sheep Take a Hike have all delighted us, John is not so thrilled with them for whatever reason, but then maybe they will grow on him as we like them enough to check them out again and again anyway.

Dinotopia: The World Beneath by James Gurney is way too old for John but I can see that it will be a favorite book as he grows older and would probably be of more interest to him now if he had an older sibling that read it or even one of his parents that really got into it, poor kid, he'll just have to wait.

No comments: