Saturday, August 28, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week: Butterflies and Bugs



Last week, I shared a couple picture books that M has been enjoying from the library. There were two others that I wanted to mention as well. They are both newly published books, and they are both all about BUGS!

Butterfly BirthdayThe first is Butterfly Birthday by Harriet Ziefert. In this book, the bugs are all getting ready for a big party, but the little ant isn't happy with the caterpillars who are just sitting around eating leaves. Soon, he sees the chrysalises that make beautiful decorations for the party. And then the butterflies emerge and the bugs celebrate their birth day. The illustrations are beautiful and it's a fun story that shows the entire metamorphosis process, although condensed into one day. M really enjoys this one.

I Love BugsThe other book is I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd. This is a fun book to read, with rhyming, song-like sentences told from the perspective of a little boy who loves all sorts of bugs. There isn't much of an actual storyline, but it's a fun book that covers all sorts of bugs in a not-so-technical way; he tells of his love for "brightly-colored-wing bugs and stripy swipey sting bugs" as well as "flouncy frilly flutter bugs and silly clitter-clutter bugs." The illustrations are bright and colorful, making this a very enjoyable and fun book to read.

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

5 comments:

  1. I think we've read the second one before, it sounds somewhat familiar.

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  2. One look and I knew that both these books would be huge hits with Selena. I definitely will be looking for them.

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  3. There is a cute title called Bug Butts that the kids at story time found amusing.

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  4. I think my son would really like I Love Bugs! Maybe he would get over his fear of holding worms.

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