Wednesday, August 26, 2009

a few good children's books

today we snagged a few new books from the library. i have loved the suggestions from friends for children's books; i've found some real winners that way, so i thought i would share some of our great finds in case you are looking for some guaranteed suggestions.

1. Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

This is a book about a bear who loves the moon so much that he wants to give him a birthday present. But he doesn't know when his birthday is or what to get him. So Bear goes to have a little chat with the moon.
I remember reading this as an older child and being fascinated with how that type of conversation with the moon could really happen. sam and will both loved it and wanted to read it over and over. it's definitely a warm and charming book with a touching message about love and friendship with our moon.

2. Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough

This is an adorable book about a dog who is trying to fly; it has a great message about the power of positive thinking. A perfectly rhyming book with beautiful and entertaining illustrations. We all loved this book! Sam was smiling and laughing and could hardly wait to get to the next page.

I can't believe how many great children's books there are out there! I love having and sharing any suggestions. Please feel free to pass your suggestions along as you have them. We are always looking for more.


Heidi said...

Jen! it is so great to read your happy posts and catch up on your adventures. Great job on the sewing, they look good from here. :) I love Jez's books, I'll have to find that one here at our library. Great to see you, miss you and good luck with your back to school days. :)

Ryan and Amy Harvey said...

I will add these to my holds at the library...thanks for the suggestions.

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