Weekly Low Down on Kids Books – better late than never

March 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm (Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

How Do You Hug A Porcupine by Laurie Isop

I love this one, and so did Ayla, but I must admit that I’m a little nervous about insinuating that the practice of hugging porcupines is acceptable at all! It reminds me of Dora the Explorer having picnics with snakes and bears.  Possibly a silly concern, but that’s what pops up in my head nonetheless.  We read this several times this last week.

The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Eric Carle is always a good read, as I’ve said in the past, I love his illustrations and so does the kiddo (who doesn’t?).  This particular book is especially neat because Carle gives tribute to the idea being inspired by the kids he has visited in the past.  I thought that was a nice touch.

I Am The Biggest Thing In the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

Our absolute favorite this week! We read this over and over again and plan to purchase a copy first chance we get.  Its always great (even if a little shocking) when a kids book surprises even the adults in the room, every time, without fail.

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends by Jane Yolen

We’re on a mission to collect all the Jane Yolen dinosaur books, so imagine my excitement when I came across this one at a school carnival! Of course, we both adored it, but Ayla still prefers the bedtime one best.  Because she’s familiar? Or because its better? I don’t know.

Lullaby and Goodnight by Jill Ackerman

Ayla discovered this at Half Price Books and just had to have it.  We bought it, brought it home, and she’s gone to bed with it every night since then.  She loves the light up moon feature, and rocks back and forth to the song.  If we tell her to ‘push the star’ she gets so excited, knowing it will start the song again.

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