Manana Iguana is a fun re-telling of The Little Red Hen. We all enjoyed the goofy illustrations, my kids were happy to learn a couple of words in Spanish, and I especially liked the ending in this new version of a classic tale.
Michael and the Cats is a great book for kids who don’t have any pets themselves but are going to visit a house with animals. Little Michael becomes friends with two cats by learning what they like instead of trying to make them do things he enjoys.
Corduroy is a classic from my own childhood. Johnny LOVES bears of all kids, and I’m more than a little tempted to make him a Corduroy of his very own for Christmas (or his third birthday).
Poor bear sleeps through the party and then is awake after his friends fall asleep in Bear Snores On. I’m including this story in the list mainly because we all enjoyed the illustrations – and Johnny was thrilled to read another story about a bear! Any guesses as to what he’s dressing up as for Halloween this year?
I’m linking this post up to What My Child Is Reading at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.