Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Books We Love

My boys love all books, but these are some of the ones we are reading a lot lately. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle is the perfect combination of vehicles, animals, and their respective noises. It was a lucky library find and I'm hoping Titus gets it for Christmas this year so we can keep it...
This book was a birthday present for Moses (thanks Liz!) and it is WONDERFUL! It has a few pages depicting the real story of Christmas, taken from Matthew and Luke, and then several more pages of punch-out paper dolls of a manger scene (camels and chickens included). Very sturdy and easy to punch out, and the inside cover of the book is illustrated to look like the inside of a barn, complete with pockets to put the dolls in when you are finished. Genius! Moses and I set it up the other day and after we were finished he played with it for over half an hour by himself while singing "Old MacDonald." It is by H.A. Rey, of Curious George fame.

And no post on children's books would be complete without reference to a Carl book, so here is the one we are currently reading. It's my favorite of the Carl books - no words, but the pictures are beautiful and both my boys adore them. There are lots of Carl books, all by Alexandra Day. All of these books are available on Amazon and probably at any local bookstore, in case you are doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. :)

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