Sunday, November 11, 2012

Story Time with The Book Nympho




Made a trip the library for some new bedtime reading. 
This is the pile I ended up with.





There's A Dragon DownstairsThere's A Dragon Downstairs 
by Hilary McKay

There's adragon downstairs at Sophie's house.

Every night Sophie hears him...rattling through the cat flap, slinking to the living room, growing and growing in the dark.

Mom and Dad say there's no dragon, but Sophie is determined to find him herself

Award-winning author Hilary McKay and illustrator Amanda Harvey have created a wonderfully imaginative tale about confronting nighttime fears, a story that will delight young children everywhere

REVIEW:

This book kept my son on the edge of his bed wanting to know when the dragon would show up. And when it did we talked about it for several minutes after finishing the book. I love it when a book gets him excited and we have a "meaning full" discussion about it.

Sophie keeps hunting the dragon that is sneaking into her house at night. She dresses up as a knight, fireman an a princess. Because of course dragons like princesses.



Pete & PicklesPete & Pickles 
by Berkeley Breathed 


Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig. At least, he was . . . before a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampeded into his life, needing a friend. Pickles is larger than life and overflowing with imagination. She takes Pete swandiving off Niagara Falls. (Sort of.) And sledding down the Matterhorn. (Sort of.) Pete goes along for the wild ride and actually begins to enjoy himself . . . until Pickles goes too far. And Pete tells her she must leave. Yet sometimes the simple life isn?t all it?s cracked up to be.

Pulitzer Prize?winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed offers two new irresistible characters and a heartfelt, hilarious look at the rarity of true friendship.

REVIEW:

I totally picked this book up just because it had pickles in the title. LOL

Pete is a grumpy pig and Pickles is a fun loving circus elephant. This odd couple become fast friends.

It's a cute story about how opposites attract and how you can find a friend in the unlikely places.




The Gingerbread Man Loose in the SchoolThe Gingerbread Man Loose in the School 
by Laura Murray

When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he's a smart cookie and heads out to find them. He'll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: "I can catch them! I'm their Gingerbread Man!"

With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, the Gingerbread Man does find his class, and he's assured they'll never leave him behind again.

Teachers often use the Gingerbread Man story to introduce new students to the geography and staff of schools, and this fresh, funny twist on the original can be used all year long. Includes a poster with fun activities!


REVIEW:

This book is so much better when my husband read it to my son and I listened. He does the perfect Gingy from Shrek voice while he reads the gingerbread man's lines. We were laughing our heads off.

It's a cute story about a class making a gingerbread man and then going outside for recess while he cools off. But he thinks that the kids have left him with no promise of return. So he runs around the school looking for the people that made him.



If You Give a Moose a MuffinIf You Give a Moose a Muffin 
by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix. In this hilarious sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the young host is again run ragged by a surprise guest. Young readers will delight in the comic complications that follow when a little boy entertains a gregarious moose.

 Children's Choices for 1992 (IRA/CBC)


REVIEW:

If you've read any of the If You Give... books then you know they all pretty much read the same way. If you give (blank), in this case a moose something like a muffin then it leads to him wanting more things.

I pretty much picked this one because my inner fat girl loves muffins and I wanted to about a moose.







7 comments:

  1. That dragon sounds really cute!

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  2. My friend's son loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar and she was all giddy when she found a copy of The Very Hungry Zombie at B&N the other day. Both her sons love it. May not be for every kid but I think it's worth flipping through to find out :-)

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  3. aww cute! bought both of my daughters kindle fires for Christmas, will be adding a couple of these to my list of books to add. thanks!

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  4. Glad you guys are enjoying this new feature.

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  5. Awesome!Great idea, I love the my daughter loves to read, she's 10 years-old now, but she's been around books all her life.

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  6. This makes me want to go out to the library right now and get some books for the kiddies. Not that we don't have any, but I want to pick them out.

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    1. If I have to read them, I'm picking them. LOL

      My son always picks Scooby Doo books.

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