Saturday, August 21, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week



We're at the beach for one last vacation before C heads back to school on Wednesday. M picked a couple picture books from the library to take on our trip this week. They're both cute books that we found on the new book shelf.

Happy Birthday BertieThe first is Happy Birthday Bertie by Marcus Pfister. This is a cute story about a young hippo named Bertie who is having a birthday party. He helps his dad bake a cake and put up decorations, then his guests arive and they play a game of hide-and-seek while dad tries to remember where he hid Bertie's present. The only thing I don't like about the book is that Bertie and his friend peek under the wrapping paper to see what he got before it's time to open the presents. Otherwise, it's a cute book with a little more text than you usually see in picture books. M really likes this one because she likes anything related to parties!

Roly Poly PangolinThe other book we brought with us is Roly Poly Pangolin by Anna Dewdney. This is about a little pangolin who is afraid of new things so he stays near his mom. He doesn't even dare play with a new friend who's different than him. But when he finds another pangolin, they realize that new things are fun when you have someone to share them with. This is a cute story with a good message. It's also been written in an effort to help pangolins, which are endangered. You can get more information at http://www.annadewdney.com/.

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!

3 comments:

  1. I think I've read a Marcus pfister book before but I can't remember what

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  2. Both books sound good, I really think Selena would enjoy the first one though, she is all about birthday parties!

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  3. Ticia thinks "Rainbow Fish". I didn't know that he had anything translated except Rainbow Fish series, but it looks like a lovely book. I love Anna Dewdney - have to look for the second book in the library. Thanks for joining WMCIR and enjoy your vacation!

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