Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Two great books from the publisher, Child's Play

Rabbit Pie: The Perfect Recipe for Bedtime
by Penny Ives
From Child's Play

 I received this book from the publisher for review.  This is a sweet addition to any bedtime routine or bedtime storytime.  The reader sees a mother rabbit getting her six baby rabbits ready for bed.  First she gathers her ingredients, which include a sprinkling of kisses and six cups of milk.  Each step of the bedtime routine is explained as if it were in a recipe.  For example, "place in warm soapy water" and "fold into a soft towel".  Children are sure to enjoy the page where mother rabbit does the following, "Pat dry, dust the bottoms, and lightly brush the tops."  After reading this story, children could share their bedtime routines.

 Copy Cat
by Mark Birchall
from Child's Play

I received this book from the publisher for review.  The end pages show the cat and dog from the cover enjoying many activities together.  Cat does everything that Dog does.  Dog doesn't really like this and gets angry with Cat and calls him a copycat.  Then Dog doesn't see Cat for several days, she begins to miss him being there to have fun with.  Dog goes to visit Cat and sees that he is not feeling well, so Dog makes Cat feel better.  The next day when Cat is ready to play, he can't find Dog anywhere.  Finally he finds Dog who is now sick in bed.  Now it is time for Cat to call Dog a copycat (and to to make her feel better).  This is a fun story about friendship and a lesson about what being a friend means.  After reading this story, children could play a copycat game and they could also talk about what it means to be a good friend.  This book make a great read aloud and would be a fun addition to any storytime for young children.

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