Ah, Monday. Back to the having to plan to read routine rather having many opportunities for Reid to wander by the bookshelf or notice the pile of library books and pick something up. Before supper we read Snoozers: 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids by Sandra Boynton. Reid isn’t particular about only reading bedtime stories at bedtime. This one is pretty lively and maybe too rowdy for bedtime anyway. I really like the story “I’m Not Tired” about a little bear who keeps saying that he isn’t tired even as he falls asleep while hiding under a rug. We also read Mischievous Angels: A mini pop-up storybook (no author).
At bedtime I told Reid that I’d read three books and she countered with “six”. The pile of books in Reid’s room is dwindling but not her pickiness and so we read:
- My room (no author), a little board book with a very few words but pictures worth discussing;
- On the Farm: An Usborne lift-the-flap book by Alastair Smith, which was once a frequent-read but has lately been hidden in the pile;
- Bear Hunt by Anthony Browne, a book we got at a book sale. It is a bit strange in that there are hunters with a gun after the little bear. He uses his pencil to get himself safely away, though; and
- A Dragon in a Wagon: A book about ways to travel by Jane Belk Moncure, a book that we received as the free preview book from some company that I promptly refused membership in. Grandma Joyce has the same book and I bet she got it from a yard sale from someone who did the same thing I did.