Friday, May 28, 2010

Make a Splash....Read-Books of the week!

This week was our first week in the reading program and we have read 10 books. I would like to be able to double that for next week so if I tell you then it may get done. We are such a busy family that it is so hard to stop and get our reading time in but every day we make it a point to drop everything and read to Potato either while he is in the bath or when he is lying in bed. It's a major deal in our household sense reading at such a young age is imperative to our little mans growth and its great family time. Here are the books that we read this week.
Potato this is more for you to know that mommy and daddy took time to share their favorite books with our favorite little man. I wish you could have seen your face for each book. PRICELESS!

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree-Ah but a classic.


While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.

Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit

Hop on Pop- Potato loves reading Dr Seuss as do I! Although it shows to be a challenge for even the best readers. LOL.


Subtitled "The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Use," this book is perfect for teaching the rudiments of reading. Simple rhyming words, such as PUP and UP, are stacked one over the other in large capitals, so that readers see that "up" is contained in the word "pup." Sentences using these words are accompanied by humorous illustrations to complete the playful reading lesson.

Over the Hills & Far Away-I love reading rhymes.


Come join the fun as Tom, an otter pup, sets out on a merry journey through the various seasons, enchanting young and old alike with his exuberant piping. Among his charmed listeners are raccoons, rabbits, pigs, and a well-dressed snail - but the most charmed of all is Molly, who accepts his hand in marriage. In reimagining this traditional folk song, Chris Conover once again proves her incredible skill, which was touted by School Library Journal: "No one portrays animals in a more charming and expressive way than Conover." For the musically inclined, music for piano and guitar is in the back of the book.

Red Hat! Green Hat! I think its a cute book but a little over the Potato's head. Although the pictures and colors were great!


Leona has a new hat. Its red on one side and green on the other. And Leona causes all sorts of controversy when she steps out wearing her hat. Is it a red hat? Or a green hat? Things get a little out of control before everyone sees the other side.

If I Were A Jungle Animal- Very cute!


Morton thinks playing baseball is boring, boring, boring - especially in the outfield where the ball never, ever comes. He's sure that he would have more fun if he were a wild beast roaming in the jungle.

But then again...

Corduroy-one of my favs

Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.



Everyone on the farm thinks Thomas and Joseph are sloppy, dim-witted pigs. Thomas and Joseph are content, but the other animals are not. The hens want the pigs to paint their pen, the rabbit wants them to eat healthier food, and the duck wants them to dig a water hole and take a bath.

Even though the other animals try to show them how it's done, the pigs can't seem to do anything right.Maybe being lazy isn't as dumb as it seems.

The Very Quiet Cricket


A very quiet cricket who wants to rub his wings together and make a sound as do so many other animals finally achieves his wish. The cricket's sound is reproduced at the end of the book.

Diary of a Worm-DH loved this one!

One small worm . one big world!

This is the diary . of a worm. This worm lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school. But unlike you or me, he never has to take a bath, he gets to eat his homework, and because he doesn't have legs, he just can't do the hokey pokey – no matter how hard he tries.

This hysterical picture book by New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss tells the daily doings of a small worm in a gigantic worm world.

Ages 4–8

Pinduli-Potato really loved this one. It gots doggies!


Janell Cannon's newest picture book about an unloved animal features an endearing young hyena named Pinduli.


  1. great post- i'm trying to build up nicks book collection as we speak!


Tater Mans listening?

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