However, in honor of Reading Month I am going to post at least one children's book a week with a short review, because I kind of read them EVERY DAY.
We have read Dr. Seuss EVERY day this week and my kids love him just as much as me. But there will be no more Dr. Seuss next week, because quite frankly, a girl can only read nonsense for so long before she needs a good realistic story. Even if it is a children's book.
So, like always, I have digressed... BACK TO THE TOPIC..
Funny Farm by Mark Teague
Edward goes to visit his aunt, uncle and cousin at Hawthorne Farm. The book covers a day of his visit, he gets to milk cows, feed pigs gather eggs, make maple syrup, plow and paint a barn among other activities. The story makes it sound simple, but the pictures tell the real tale of Edwards day. :)
This is a short, beautifully illustrated story that will interest kids around ages 3-5. I won't lie, the illustrations make this book. There is not a lot of words, but the younger ones are more all about the pictures anyway. There is about a sentence per page, but the illustrations will have kids LAUGHING and open up lots of room for parents/adults to ask questions. Why? What? Who? What do you think happens next? Why did he do that? Please make sure, to always TALK about what you read with your child and just read it. (Yes, that was the teacher in me..sorry)
I think this would be a book geared towards boys and animal lovers. I'm sure girls would love it too, but it has a boy main character and I know that makes boys pay more attention.
What is your favorite animal book? Have any good memories of celebrating reading month in school as a child?