We go to the library often – once every week or two – and come home with some great books and some books I’d rather not see again. Doesn’t every parent have a book that they just can’t stand? And isn’t it always the one our kid loves? Moving on! This last trip to the library gave us some real gems and I wanted to share them with you in case you’re looking for something fun to read with your kiddos. My kids are 4.5 and almost-3 and they love these books. (All links go to Amazon.ca.)
Is Everyone Ready For Fun? is a cute book about three cows who make a chicken mad by jumping and dancing on his sofa. It’s written in such a way that both kids can’t help but squeal every time there’s some fun to be had. They love this book and I’ve read it more than a dozen times in the past two days and I still like it.
Uh-Oh, Dodo! is a sweet book about a little dodo bird who goes somewhere special with his mom. It’s cute and sweet and the kids love saying Uh-oh, Dodo! with me while I read the story.
I don’t want to be a pea! is the story of Hugo the hippo and Bella the bird. Neither Hugo nor Bella want to be a pea in a joint-costume for their big party. After a couple of times reading this book, my son can read it himself. He particularly likes the part where Hugo and Bella fight. My daughter likes when they make up.
Six Little Chicks is a rhyming book that doesn’t sound forced. It tells the story of a hen with her chicks. The chicks play while the hen incubates an egg and watched for the evil fox. My daughter loves the book but spends quite a few pages covering her eyes anticipating the appearance of the fox. There is rhyming, counting, and a decent story (with a good ending!) so it’s perfect for teaching the kids while they read.
Does your child have a favourite book? Do you have one you can’t stand reading? Tell me I’m not the only one! Mine is Good Dog, Carl, a book about a woman who leaves her baby with the dog, but there are no words. I can’t stand it!