Monday, February 22, 2010

Children's Book Monday

Today I wanted to share with you a few Children's Books that our kids have loved growing up, as A Path Made Straight does each Monday for Children's Book Monday.

Napping House  by Audrey Wood.   Our kids love the rhyming and the wonderful pictures and looking for the tiny flea that graced each page! The rhyming made it easy for them to remember the sequence of the story and love to chime in when it came to the part that recalled previous events.  "Faster Mommy!" they would urge as each page would continue to add until the final event of the flea joining in on the fun!
It's a rainy afternoon and Granny is snoring on the bed in a cozy room. A child crawls on top of her and dreams. Gradually, the pile increases with a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse and finally a wakeful flea who, by biting the mouse, sets off a chain of events which results in a broken pile and even a broken bed. Each page repeats the action from bottom up.
 Here is a link for some activities that go with this book.

Diary of a Worm  by Doreen Cronin.  This book has been a huge hit in our home and even in the classroom when I taught.  The kids love the diary type entries told from the view of a cute little worm with a Spider for a best friend.  Very humorous!  Great lead in for a study on worms and journal keeping 

About the Book
Recorded from March 20th to August 1st, this is the diary of a worm with a busy life. If hes not trying to teach Spider how to dig (no luck there), hes doing the hokey pokey at a school dance (a partial success). Often attired in a distinctive red baseball cap, this little brown worm has endearing adventures at home, at school, and on the playground.

 Here is a link for some activities that go with this book.

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