Tuesday, May 09, 2006
So many books, so little time
So if you are looking for some interesting reads check out the following titles:
"What Would You Rather Be?" by William Steig, illustrated by Harry Bliss. This is a sweetly drawn little book that Annabel loves because she gets to CHOOSE as we go along. For the record, Annabel would like to be the stone, the man (not the knee or elbow), the dog, the snake, the elephant and the BOY hockey player (not the girl hockey player).
"Widget" by Lyn Rossiter McFarland, illustrated by Jim McFarland. There are absolutely NO questions (or fidgeting) when we're reading this one about a homeless dog that takes up residence with a house full of cats. Always a good sign when they can't take their eyes off the page.
"Shoes" by Elizabeth Winthrop, illustrated by William Joyce. Annabel is as interested in footwear as the next toddler, and this vintage-esqe (c. 1986) volume is charming. It's cleverly rhymed and beautifully illustrated. The topper is it's making Annabel think about trying on something other than her well-loved "purple murples."
"Jennie's Hat" by Ezra Jack Keats. If you've got any residual fear of avian life as a result of Hitchcock's "The Birds," you may want to steer clear of this book. For the rest of us, however, it's a delightful little tale of a not-so-gracious girl who is helped realize a dream by some of the feathered friends she feeds at the park. And the pictures are more ART than illustration.
Posted by toyfoto at 10:56 PM