The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry was the clear favorite this week, for me and all three kids. Getting Lily to stay on one page long enough to read an entire poem is a challenge, but we all enjoy the pictures. Emma has spent quite a while working out how the different illustrations are made, and I see this book providing a lot of artistic inspiration for her. We borrowed a copy from the library after I read about it at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns, and I liked it so much that we ordered a copy for our home!
Emma can now read several sight words, and she has started attempting early reader books. The Foot Book is one of her favorites, and she can read nearly the entire book. There are two pages where she can’t read all of the words, and she prefers to hide the book from me for those two pages and make up text rather than to ask for help.
Go, Dog. Go! is another book Emma can nearly read on her own. This has been a favorite of hers for a couple years, and she loves to make silly hats and ask, “Do you like my hat?” before collapsing in laughter!
I really enjoyed the illustrations in Fly! Monarch, Fly!, and the book is full of interesting information about Monarch butterflies. I would love to take my children to the Butterfly Place that is pictured in the book!