Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Library reads, Happy, Trains Go, Clip-Clop, Very Grand Things and Meet me at the Moon

Have you been reading this summer to your baby? 
At naptime I pick a few books for Phoenix ( along with Brown Bear Brown Bear in the mix) and we recently read Nightsong by Ari Berk and Loren Long, we also read Happy by Mies Van Hout which is a creative and cute book about emotions but the illustration of the fish representing the emotion "confused" or "glad" "surprised" etc. on the page doesn't do it for me, the reader should be prepared for some add-on sharing of how the emotion fits into your child's life...or your's. :) Mommy was *proud of you when you started walking...Mommy was *shocked the first time you lifted the toilet seat and stuck your hand in the water and swished it all around.
Here are more of our library reads this week.

Cowboy Small, this book is like a brother to The Brave Cowboy, he is busy on the range and roping and branding horses and fixing fences and living the cowboy life, only this cowboy isn't holding a gun in his holster.
Happy by Mies Van Hout is a book all about expression and emotions and it involves different fish showing you the emotion on the page. A simple but beautiful book that can become a conversational piece for you and your baby while you read together.

Trains Go by Steve Light (also a summer reading book at the New York Public Library),  this is a good book involving the different types of train and the sounds they each make. SWOOOOSH was my favorite sound.

Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee, the animals on the farm have a fun ride with their friend Mr. Horse and it's a cute book of the clippity clop sound that will inspire you to act like a horse and trot around your living room.

Very Grand Things a Winnie the Pooh book illustrated by Andrew Grey is a cute look and find book, on one page there are some very good things for a picnic, a bath, having a dinner with Pooh and his friends, and on the other side is the picture of it. Your job is to help your baby find the items on the page...can you find the brush...there it is...can you find the pot of honey...there it is.

Meet me at the Moon  is a sweet book about a mother who has to make a journey to the mountains to ask for rain and must leave her baby elephant for awhile, she tells her baby to notice the wind, the stars and the moon, to feel her Mama's presence. There are beautiful illustrations that share the bond of this baby and mother through the Wind, the Stars, the Moon.

We hope your summer reading adventures have been exciting and memorable.

Isobella & Phoenix

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