Here are E's current favourites and why we both love them so much.
|If You Give A Pig A Party by Laura Numeroff (via Amazon.ca)|
If You Give A Pig A Party
We can't get enough of these books. We've read quite a few of Laura Numeroff's books and E has especially taken a liking to this one. I find him calling out what the next page will say in much excitement and pointing out all the little details on the pages. He is very interested in birthday parties lately, especially since we talk about the baby coming after his third birthday which usually always brings us into a discussion about his party. The fact that pig and her friends make a tent is beyond exciting for him to read too - tents are big around here lately.
|The Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson (via Amazon.ca)|
The Bare Naked Book
This was a great find. E for some reason calls himself "stinky" when he runs around naked. "Look Mommy and Daddy, I'm stinky!". It's hilarious, but not as hilarious as some of the mispronunciations he has for different body parts. I love how interactive the books is, asking the child to point to each of their body parts after each page. Being a breastfeeding lover, I especially loved the page describing nipples with a picture of a breastfeeding mom with "milky nipples". I think I'll want to take this book out again once the new baby comes as that part will make much more sense to E then.
|You Can Do It, Sam by Amy Hest (via Amazon.ca)|
You Can Do It, Sam
I absolutely love this book and now I will be on the look out for more of Amy Hest's books. We have literally read this book every single night for the last few weeks and I'm actually surprised that I'm not getting sick of it. I love how it encourages independence and how proud Sam is of himself and Mrs. Bear is of him. When Sam comes running back to the green truck and says, "I did it!", E just lights up with pride every time too. Truly an enjoyable book to read.
|Curious George and the Dump Truck by Margaret and HA Rey (via Amazon.ca)|
Curious George books were some of my favourite growing up. I even had a stuffed monkey that I carried around that I named Curious George. When I take E to the library I'm a little selfish and have to pick up some of these books for myself too. Because E is into dump trucks these days, this was a perfect fit.
What books are your children reading these days? Any recommendations for our next trip to the library? Check back next month for more of E's recommendations!