At Melissa’s house we read an original version of The Little Engine that Could, a book with many more words than I remember, and The Snow Bear by Miriam Moss and illustrated by Maggie Kneen. The Snow Bear is so beautifully illustrated in pastel colours and parts of the pages are textured, like the polar bear in one scene. It is definitely on my “Reid wants it” list. Melissa says that the illustrator has done similar books and I will be on the look out for them, too.
Archive for February 2nd, 2007
We “rediscovered” a number of books on Thursday, ones that have been on shelves or in travel bags:
- The True Story of Humpty Dumpty by Sarah Hayes;
- The Hairy Toe illustrated by Daniel Postgate;
- Shiny Dinah by Susan James, a Kindermusik book from a couple sessions ago;
- A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle;
- Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson;
- Night Noises by Mem Fox; and
- A Bedtime Story by Mem Fox, a funny story about a little girl who wants a story read to Bed Rabbit but her parents are busy reading their own books. Ken thinks that it sounds like us – or at least me.
I really shouldn’t wait so long between the reading and recording of the books. The days and stories start to blend in my mind. We read:
- Hungry for Numbers by Etienne Delessert;
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle;
- Do You Know What I’ll Do? by Charlotte Zolotow;
- Over in the Meadow: A traditional counting rhyme illustrated by Louise Voce;
- Once Upon a Time by John Prater;
- Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss;
- Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington; and
- My Little Animal Book by Jo Rigg.