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Favorite Reads

manana iguana
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 
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).

Bear Snores On

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.

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

15 thoughts on “Favorite Reads”

  1. What a great list! I happen to know a little Michael who could learn what our cat likes rather than trying to involve him in Michael’s favourite activities… :)
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..Nikki plays ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ =-.

  2. I love the Corduroy books and the Bear series. They are favorites around here.
    .-= Susana´s last blog ..Pictures- Outdoors- School—everything and then some =-.

    1. @lynn – it’s a cute book, and I like the mix of Spanish and English in it. I bet your little Bibliophile would love it!

      @Ticia – I didn’t realize there was an entire series – we’ll have to look for more of the books!

  3. Thanks for joining WMCIR! The two last books are our favorites too and part of our home library. Michael and the Cats sound delightful too!
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Computer Math Or Genie Who Was Let Out of the Bottle =-.

  4. @Natalie – I’ve been meaning to link up, but somehow I always find it hard to make time to write those posts. Long overdue participation, but at least I made it this time!

  5. We also love Corduroy and Bear Snores On. I’m interested in the cat one because we are adopting two eight-week old kittens this weekend. I must be insane.
    .-= Jaimie´s last blog ..Self Portrait Saturday 12- August 21st- 2010- Urban Pedalboating with my Girl =-.

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