Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kids Books: Stawberry Shortcake, Christmas, Trucks, and Animals

Title: Best Friends Forever 
Author: Samantha Brooke; Illus. by Marci Beighley, MJ Illustrations, Laura Thomas, Lisa Workman, and Terry Workman
Publisher: Grosset&Dunlap
Series: Strawberry Shortcake
ISBN: 9780448462691
Obtained: Library copy


I didn't choose this; either one of the kiddos or my sister did.  But I ended up reading it to my niece, so here it is.  I read that Blueberry Muffin loves to read and opened a bookstore and promptly announced that she is my favorite (who wouldn't?).  My sister was quick to inform me that she is horrible on the show.  =(   Anyway, you meet the friends, they hang out together, and that's about it as far as the story goes.

Title: Fa La La
Author: Leslie Patricelli
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763632472
Obtained: Library copy


This is a book my sister checked out because I bought another by this author for my oldest nephew when he was younger, No No Yes Yes, that is an awesome book (despite just being the words No No and Yes Yes over and over).  It not a bad book, covering various Christmastime activities such as caroling, visiting Santa, making presents.   But it doesn't compare to No No Yes Yes.  Just sayin'.

Title: Red Truck
Author: Kersten Hamilton; Illus. Valeria Petrone
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670014675
Obtained: Library copy


I chose this with my youngest nephew (1 almost 2 yo) in mind as he currently loves vehicles of all kinds.  It's a cute story in which Red Truck (a tow truck) is a hero.  It gets through the poor weather and road conditions and saves the day.  If you're looking for a cute, quick, warm-feeling book during the cooler months, this fits the bill.

Title: Do Crocs Kiss?
Author: Salina Yoon
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Series: Lift-the-Flap Book
ISBN: 9781402789557
Obtained: Library copy

Does this animal do this?
Does this animal do that?
All I know is this animal goes...
(lift animal's mouth flap)
Some word that rhymes and fits this animal.

I thought this was cute.  I read it to my niece and my younger nephew with good response.  My nephew especially loved the monkey.  And my niece tried "reading" it to herself afterwards (she can't actually read yet, but she memorizes bits of books, especially if the part is predictable).  Any book that inspires attempts to read is a positive in my book.

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