Friday, February 13, 2009

Chapter One

It's been a while since I posted my latest finds. It's not because we haven't been making our weekly trips to the library - you all know how it is, life's busy. So I apologize for the marathon post, but here are our favorites so far this year.

We love Amy Young's ballerina books. The first one - Belinda Begins Ballet - starts out with Belinda as a little girl. Because of her enormous feet she's cast as a clown in the school's talent show. But Belinda sees one of the older students dancing and soon falls in love with ballet. This book is followed by three more ballet adventures - Belinda The Ballerina, Belinda and the Glass Slipper, and Belinda in Paris. All cute stories that my two year old LOVES! Of course they include a good plug for following your dreams too.

How Do Dinosaurs....?
Wow - who'd have thought that dinosaurs could be such good teachers? My daughter loves these manners books. Her favorite is of course "How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?" but she enjoys all the others: ...Go To School? ...Play with their Friends? ...Learn their Colors? ...Say Goodnight?

Daisy Duck
If you can't tell, I love it when I find a good "series". Jane Simmons has some really cute books and we especially like the ones about Daisy. She's a cute little duck learning about the world around her. We really enjoy "Daisy and the Beastie" but there are several others we like: Daisy says "if you're happy and you know it"; Quack, Daisy, Quack; Daisy's Hide-and-Seek; and Go to Sleep Daisy. And there's several more we haven't read yet.

The Midnight Unicorn
Absolutely loved the illustrations in this book. It's a cute story about a little girl and where her imagination takes her, her dog, and her favorite unicorn.

The Whistle on the Train
Wow! This is an amazing pop-up book - and so detailed. You could spend a whole hour just looking at it. The words aren't all that great, but the pictures definitely make up for it.

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