Bambini Bookshelf : August 2015
Every month I share the children's books that are favorites on our shelf. These are adored and repeatedly read by one of both of our twins.
Favorites on the Bambini Bookshelf : August 2015
First Dog by Jan Brett
This book grabbed my attention because there is currently a Wolf to Woof exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. I was completely surprised by how much my kids fell in love with it, but I shouldn't have been. Jan Brett has a soft, fairytale feel to her illustrations and storytelling that is appealing to kids. The prehistoric animals, information about wolves, and predictable format made this a great read for preschoolers. 3+
You Can Do It, Bert! by Ole Konnecke
This book is a hoot. Each page has brief text mirrored by simple drawings and tells the story of Bert, a bird, who is working up to do something. The natural assumption is that he is preparing to fly for the first time, but the surprise ending is even better. My kids have this one memorized and read it to each other frequently. 3+
Open Very Carefully : A Book with Bite by Nick Bromley
If you are looking for a fun read aloud, this is the best of the bunch. The author starts by telling the story of the Ugly Duckling but is interrupted by an enormous crocodile who has made is way onto the pages. Soon the crocodile is eating letters and words. Can you make him stop? Great vocabulary, playful illustrations, and a fun book to share with a group. 2+
The Racecar Alphabet by Brian Floca
I picked this book up because it was written by Brian Floca. In our experience his books are all winners and this was no exception. An alphabet book that tells the story of a race through the streets in celebration of 100 Years of Racecars. I love Brian Floca's illustrations, but his mastery of language and unique way of approaching a subject are what keep me coming back. We always learn a lot from his books and this one is packed full of information about race cars and racing. Find a Brian Floca book and pick it up! 3+
Books Reviewed Below
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