Saturday, August 28, 2010

Books of the Week – August 28, 2010

Here are our favorites from the past week:

Tintin (7 years old)

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders
Author/illustrator: Mike Townsend

A humorous graphic novel retelling of several Greek myths, this book has encouraged Tintin to seek out other books about Greek mythology. He loved this book so much that he read it three times this week.

Laughs, Hoots & Giggles
Author/illustrators: Joseph Rosenbloom/Joyce Behr, Sanford Hoffman

With over 400 pages of jokes and riddles, this is one of the better joke books Tintin's gotten from the school library. He sat down immediately after school and read the first couple of chapters.

Johnny Boo (4 years old)

Knuffle Bunny; Knuffle Bunny Too
Author/illustrator: Mo Willems

I'm sure everyone with a preschooler has heard of these books about a girl and her bunny, and this isn't the first time Johnny Boo's gotten them out of the library. I know a book's a hit with Johnny Boo if he makes us act it out every night for a week. We are impatiently awaiting the September 28th arrival of Knuffle Bunny Free (ex: Mommy, when is Knuffle Bunny Free coming out? In a few weeks... You mean tomorrow? No, in a few weeks... Oh, you mean the day after tomorrow? Etc.).

Poppleton and Friends
Author/illustrator: Cynthia Rylant/Mark Teague

This book, about a pig and, of course, his friends, contains three short stories, of which "Grapefruit" is Johnny Boo's favorite (although he loves the others too). Johnny Boo begged me to buy a grapefruit yesterday so that he could see whether his lips would turn outside-in. They didn't.

More Poppleton


Debbie said...

Oh yes, we have read our share of Knuffle Bunny!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We haven't read any joke books in a long time - that one looks good.

Krissy said...

My daughter loves difffernet books. :)

I'm following you from Friday Blog Hop!! Hopefully you can stop by and follow us too!

NIkki said...

Stopping by from SITS :)
Those books look like great reads for kids. I will have to go to the library to see if they have them on the shelves :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Thanks for joining WMCIR! We love Mo Willems books here by now, but for some reason daughter is lukewarm about Knuffle Bunny series. Maybe it's time to try them out again, she was the same way about Pigeon books, but loves them now. I wonder at what age she will become interested in joke books :)

Anonymous said...

Just found out about this post! Love the books you reviewed.

I may even order Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders. Sounds interesting.

Read Aloud Dad

P.S. By the way, this yummy post was published on my birthday!