Sunday, June 27, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week

We had an extremely busy Saturday so I didn't get around to posting about our books for the week. Today is going to be a very lazy day, though, which will be nice to recover from all the parties and fun of yesterday! I hope you're all having a good weekend too. Here are some of the books we've been reading this week.

Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover (Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read)
One of the early readers I got C to read this week was Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover by Cynthia Rylant. He has read Henry and Mudge: The First Book, so this is his second in the series. Although we're not a family with dogs, he seems to enjoy reading about this little boy and his dog. In this book, Henry and Mudge go to a sleepover with several other boys and their dogs. At first they're a bit too rambunctous in his friend's house with many knickknacks, but then they all head up to the attic and have a great time playing games and sleeping in sleeping bags. I think we'll probably borrow some more Henry and Mudge books from the library since it's a series he seems to be willing to read. He has no interest in many of the books I bring home from the library. It sure is hard to find books that are interesting to a 6 year old boy!

Milo ArmadilloOne of the books M has been enjoying is Milo Armadillo by Jan Fearnley, which we got from the library last week. This is a cute picture book about a little girl named Tallulah who really wants a fluffy pink bunny for her birthday. But she and her parents cannot find a fluffy pink bunny anywhere. So her grandmother decides to knit her one. But it ends up turning into an armadillo instead of a bunny! Tallulah is disappointed, even though she and Milo have a lot of fun together. So Milo decides to head off to grandma's house to be unravelled and turned into a bunny. At this point, the girl realizes she really loves her armadillo and doesn't need a bunny. It's a sweet story.

Fisher Price Cars, Trucks, Planes, and Trains Lift the Flap (Fisher-Price Little People)Finally, I wanted to mention a set of old books that have been on our shelves since C was a toddler. M pulled them out again this week and has been reading them a lot. These are Little People lift-the-flap books. We have three: Cars, Trucks, Planes and Trains, My Little People Farm and Let's Go to the Zoo. Each book is filled with flaps to lift and look under, which toddlers ~ and evidently 3 year olds ~ love! And they teach all sorts of skills, including numbers, colors, shapes, animal sounds and more. If you have a toddler, and you don't have these books, I highly recommend them. Both of my kids have loved them and used them for years.

What have you been reading with your kids lately? Hop over to Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns to share!


  1. Pink armadillo, that seems funny to me.

  2. Thanks for joining WMCIR! We read some Henry and Mudge books, but Anna seemed kind of indifferent to them. Too bad, because I thought they are rather cute. Anna also adores her Little People World of Adventure Lift-the-Flap book - she keeps pulling it out and flipping through it.


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