Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Bag: February

We had a party at our place today to celebrate and read! Nine kids and eight readers, plus Seussian treats made for lots of fun. Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss, or as this excellent dedication says, from Wild About Books (thank you for this amazing book, Gramma!!) "This book is for our favorite doctor, artist, poet, fun concocter: Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991 - Judy Sierra and Marc Brown

More fabulous reads from our February Book Bag... the especially beloved (by my tykes) are marked with ****

  1. Mouse mess / Linnea Riley.
  2. Don't let the pigeon drive the bus / Mo Willems. **** (yeah, who doesn't LOVE this book?)
  3. The squiggle / Carole Lexa Schaefer
  4. Stargazing sky / Deborah Kogan Ray.
  5. We've all got bellybuttons! / David Martin
  6. Ella takes the cake / Carmela & Steven D'Amico.****
  7. Ella the elegant elephant / Carmela & Steven D'Amico.****
  8. Time to say please! / Mo Willems.
  9. Carousel / Brian Wildsmith.
  10. One naked baby : counting to ten and back again / Maggie Smith.**** (this counting book has been a fave since Madeline was 15 months old)
  11. Sheep in a jeep / Nancy Shaw**** (The rhyme and rhythm of this one is superb)
  12. Dinosaur! / Peter Sis.
  13. Sorting toys / by Jennifer L. Marks.
  14. Snow / Joan Clark
  15. Miss Spider's ABC / David Kirk.
  16. Night of the moonjellies / Mark Shasha. **** (I love this one too!! A young boy learning an excellent work ethic by helping his family run their business. Beautiful story and illustrations.)
  17. Piggies / Don and Audrey Wood
  18. Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? / Bill Martin, Jr.
  19. Bigmama's / Donald Crews
  20. Froggy gets dressed / Jonathan London**** (It's the Fuh-ROGGGGYYYYY!!! And forgetting his underwear. Slays them every time...)
  21. My book box / Will Hillenbrand
  22. Pinkalicious / Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann**** (Cupcakes. Little brother gets the "last word.")
  23. Lickety-split / Robert Heidbreder**** (Action, wonderful vocabulary, engaging illustrations, and little brother gets the "last word.")

1 comment:

Jerrie said...

Nice list. Always fun to see what you and the kids are reading! :)

I love Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and the others in the series of course! Fantastic!

Happy Reading!

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