our favorite library books of the week

April 30, 2010


This week's Feed Me Books Friday theme is songbooks--which you know are one of my favorite kinds of books. However, I don't think I can say any more than I already have in my post about 100 songs to sing with your child!

There are seriously a ton of songbooks listed in that post and they are divided into various categories such as nursery rhymes, folk songs, religious songs, etc.

So, instead of repeating what I've already suggested, I thought I would share a few books that we've enjoyed this week.

Doctor Meow's Big Emergency (Whoops-a-Daisy World)

This book was the most requested read this week. Dr. Cat is busy tending her patients at the hospital when she gets a call that Tomcat has broken his arm. She rushes to help him. The story tells of Tomcat's recovery and his decision to "never do anything silly again." (Which is what got him into the broken arm situation in the first place!) If your child likes stories about doctors, then I think he or she will love this one.

Mrs. Goose's Baby
This is the funny story of a goose who raises a baby chicken. Only she doesn't know he's a chicken. But EVERYONE else does. Ben read this with Juliet first, so by the time I got around to reading it, I was startled at the end when Juliet yelled out the words on the last page, "MRS. GOOSE'S BABY WAS A CHICKEN!!"  and then laughed delightedly. This is a fun one. Great for younger children, too. 

Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books)
Okay, so this one is a little weird, but we like it. An old man goes to a hill of millions of cats to pick one out to be his pet. He can't decide because they are all so beautiful, so he brings them all home. His wife doesn't know what they will do with millions of cats and eventually, the little furballs get hungry. So then they EAT each other up! (Yes, you read that right. Remember I told you this one was a little weird?) But one little cat doesn't get eaten and he becomes the old couple's pet. Like I said, sounds weird, but try it. You might like it. We did.

So what are you reading?


Brimful Curiosities said...

I bet my kids would love Mrs. Goose's Baby!

Adriana said...

That cat book sounds VERY strange but I bet Diego would love it.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Thanks for sharing your picks. I looked at Millions of Cats in the library once, and was kind of shocked with the story. Needless to say, it didn't make it home :) We read two books with the same theme as the second one on your list. One is An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni and another one is Flap Your Wings. I think that Flap Your Wings is one of those books that is funny both for a parent and for a child.

Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up said...

Oh, you found another doctor book! I checked out library but the only thing I found was a little non-fiction book with very dated pictures. Bummer. I guess I'll have to check Amazon.

Ashley said...

What fun books! Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

Mrs. Goose's Baby sounds perfect. My son loves books with a twist like that. We'll be looking for that one.

Thank you for your 100 songs to sing with your child. This is a great resource! We'll be coming back to it again and again.

Debbie said...

The first two books sound like good books. I bet Selena would enjoy them.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

The cat book sounds intriguing - very odd, but we might have to check it out :)

Janna said...

I'm so glad you pointed us to your 100 books you can sing post! I'm tweeting that one! The world needs to know:)

Julie said...

Great books! I think I'll avoid the million cats. I'm not fond of those kinds of weird books. Usually we find out too late that a book is odd like that.

SANDRA said...

Wonderful book reviews, I think we'd love "Dr. Meow's Big Emergency."

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