Saturday, September 25, 2010

Books of the Week – September 25, 2010

Here are our favorites from the past week:

Author/illustrator: Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg/Kim Gamble
Tashi website: Allen & Unwin – Tashi Books

The Tashi series is about a boy with a new friend from a faraway land. In each book Tashi tells the boy, or the boy tells his parents, about Tashi's many adventures with magical creatures (giants, dragons, a genie, etc). We got the first book from the library after reading a wonderful review of the series at, but yesterday Johnny Boo made me go back to get the rest. We had to go to another city's library to get them and are still missing about seven of them (but if any grandparents are reading this, The Big Big Big Book of Tashi and The 2nd Big Big Book of Tashi are on Johnny Boo's Amazon wish list, although these books would make an awesome present for both boys, in case you were wondering what to get them, and also I would like some dark chocolate). And because Johnny Boo likes to line up his series books in order (sometimes he likes to get the same book from the library that he already has at home to match up), here is a picture from yesterday after our return from the library:

 My Weird School #3: Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy
Author/illustrator: Dan Gutman/Jim Paillot

The children in My Weird School meet the new librarian. Or is it George Washington? Or maybe it's Neil Armstrong? Whoever it is, can she/he instill a love of reading in A.J. and his classmates? Luckily, Tintin and Johnny Boo don't need any help in that department. They are both obsessed with this series and can't wait to get their hands on number 4. Some proof of this obsession, with help from the Catalog Card Generator:

Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Author/illustrator: Ed Emberley

Will the big green monster go away? And if so, will he go away all at once or gradually over a period of, say, eight pages? Apparently, this book (also known in our house as !Monster Green Big, Away Go) is hilarious when read backwards. Several nights in a row. And on our list of things to do: a Go Away, Big Green Monster! flannel board activity.

We're linking this up at What My Child Is Reading, Feed Me Books Friday and Kid Konnection.


Mom and Dad said...

Duly noted, including the hint for dark chocolate!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

The My Weird School series sound interesting. Hopefully our library has it :)

Julie P. said...

Mrs. Roopy is Loopy sounds terrific! I love books about books and libraries (or in this case librarians!)

Raising a Happy Child said...

It's interesting to see what the boys like to read and how the taste is different from my girl. But Tashi looks awesome, and I am adding it to my library list as we speak.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Thanks for the recommendations! We're going to have to add Tashi to our reading list. (Anything to get a break from Magic Treehouse books! ;)

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

The Green Monster is a favorite at our library story hour. I'm intrigued by Tashi, but wonder if B is quite old enough yet... maybe on my "later list." Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday, and including the link in your post!