Friday, August 9, 2013

What The Two Year Old Checked Out From The Library

I just recently started letting my daughter bring books home when we were at the library because I feel like she can sort of take care of them better now and because if I read Corduroy or The Little Engine that Could ONE MORE TIME, I may explode.  Now, I LOVE that she can sit through these books but come on, once a day every single day is pushing it, but multiple times? No way. 

Here is what she got this week.  Oh and I must say her method of picking books is awesome.  Grab and keep on walking.  And I may have picked a couple up that looked good to me as we were fast walking through. ;)

Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton - She LOOVES this one.  I almost thought about buying it for her until I had to read it 10 times in a row.  Never mind, staying at a library book. ;)  It has few words, nice illustrations and great vocabulary.  This would be an infant - 2 book.

Description: Can Red Truck make it
up the hill?
Red Truck can!
Red Truck will!

Truck fans of all ages but especially the littlest ones will love cheering on the hardworking red tow truck that stars in this high energy picture book. Mighty Red Truck splashes and zooms through mud and rain to rescue a stalled school bus on the side of the road, and becomes the hero of a rainy day. Eye-popping quirky illustrations and the fast-paced rhyming text will make this truck story a fast favorite.

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons by Judy Sierra - We actually haven't read this one yet, even though it is the very first one she picked up.  By paging through it looks like it has colorful illustrations and lots of words so probably not the best for a two year old.  But hilarious name.  Probably a preschool and older book.

Description: According to legend, Japanese villagers once lived in fear of great hulking ogres called Onis who considered babies' belly buttons the tastiest of all treats. When they raided a village it was the babies they stole. In a delightful retelling of the folktale, Judy Sierra has added a feminist twist in the person of a fearless young heroine, determined to stop them. Little Urikohme, or Melon Princess, was born inside a watermelon and has no bellybutton. She travels to the Onis' fortress island, and with the help of some animal friends, rescues the babies, leaving the Onis crying for mercy. A wonderful short tale to read aloud, children will gleefully join in the Onis' chant and cheer at the triumph of small over large. In cleverly inspired watercolors, Meilo So outfits the Melon Princess in a watermelon-designed kimono and her humorous depiction of the oversized bullies is sure to elicit giggles. An author's note discusses the origin of the tale and its place in Japanese folklore.

Wolf's Coming by Joe Kulka -  Those poor wolves have quite the reputation.  I LOVE this book.  It has beautiful illustrations and tons of animals that kids can point out.  The wolf is coming, hurry hurry.. with a surprise at the end. ;)  This is a book I'd say good for 2-4 year olds.

Baby Talk by Judy Hindley - Super short read and talks about a baby and uses a lot of the first words that baby's say.  Up, there, out hi and bye etc.. Great pictures and good vocabulary.  I'd say babies through two years old would enjoy it.

Description: Dressing, hiding, sliding,
playing through the day.
Dinner, bath time, bedtime . . .
What does Baby say?

It's such a busy day for Baby! There's hair to be brushed, peekaboo to play, sandboxes and swings, spoons and sleep. And readers are invited to join in the fun - from getting dressed to go OUT! to the park, to eating dinner and having a SPLASH! in the bath.

Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee - ADORABLE illustrations.  A cute story about toddlers and a very busy puppy!  A good book about manners.  I'd recommend it baby-preschool.

Blankie - Leslie Patricelli - Totally a baby book but it's quick, easy and my daughter loves to point out the baby hiding under the blankie. ;) Great infant board book.

Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire - We haven't read this one yet but the pictures look beautiful.  It does appear to be a book for older kids and a great find and seek book.  I'd say this is a good one for 3-5 year olds.

Description: For the fanciest girl around, the outdoors are out of this world! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds, and, of course, butterflies in their exclusively glamorous Explorers' Club. With recipes for pinecone bird feeders and extra-fancy lemonade, an official club bird, and an exclusive map of the territory, Fancy Nancy is one Explorer Extraordinaire!

Take a look at Nancy's very own enlightening discoveries and find out just how fancy the outdoors can be!

It is so fun sharing my love of books and the library with my daughter! What is something you liked to with your mom as a child? What books did your child pick from the library? What have you recently checked out from the library? Do you use the library? Have a great weekend!

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