"read it again, mommy!" books

May 14, 2010

We read a lot of books around here--and have been doing so for a long time. But it was only this week that I first heard the phrase, "Read it again, mommy!"


This happened after reading Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann. We had just returned from the library and Juliet was pawing through the book bag. The glorious pinkness caught her eye and she asked me to read her this one.

We sat on the couch, read it through and after reading the last page, she immediately cried out, "Read it again, Mommy!" I was a little shocked. Not sure what to do.

I didn't really want to read it again.

But I did.

And it was fun. Because this time, Juliet chimed in and laughed and giggled even more so than during the first reading.

The story is of a little girl who indulges in too many pink cupcakes. This results in her turning pink. Her doctor instructs her to eat green things to offset the pink, but she doesn't listen and instead eats more pink cupcakes. This ends up with her turning RED.

Red is not all it's cracked up to be, so she ends up eating the green stuff and turns back to normal. Funny and incredibly appealing to a three-year-old girl.

Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze!
The next day, I picked up Stand Back said the elephant, I'm going to Sneeze! by Patricia Thomas from a thrift store and when we read it that night, it too, got the re-read request.

I was wondering if this would be a new thing--we have to read all books through twice now, but so far, it's only happened these two times.

This book really is funny. An elephant is about to sneeze and all the animals beg him not, too. I think it will become one of our favorites.

What books do your children beg you to read twice (or more times) in a row?

I'm linking up to Feed Me Books Friday and


mandi@itscome2this said...

We have purpleicious & I think those are really cute ... Megan little's attention span still isn't that great though:)

And on a different note - I thought about you with a blog link up going on today. It's "show us your favorite children's book" over at Kelly's Korner. You could link up any post & her readers are very loyal - always lots of good visitors when I link up to anything she does. So just an FYI. http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/2010/05/show-us-your-life-favorite.html

Ticia said...

my kids tend to do that for books that are funny or when they're trying to delay going to bed.

April said...

My daughter has always been a "read it again" kid. I used to think it was so weird because she wouldn't listen to a long book but she would listen to a short book SEVERAL times in a row. Each time, she would say, "ta! ta! ta!" (her way of saying otra vez--"again" in Spanish), lol.

Julie said...

Oh we love Pinkalicious, Purplicious and Goldicious! They are great books!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Lately, my son has wanted to read Toot, Toot Zoom by Root over and over and over. I think he likes the car crash part and the funny French accent I use when I read it.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Thanks for linking to me! I rarely get a request to reread the book nowadays. I am afraid that it's somewhat related to the sheer number of new books that are constantly available to Anna. I personally didn't like Pinkalicious, but Anna enjoyed it and several times I found her reading it to herself.

Debbie said...

Both of these books sound like they would be winners here especially the first one. We don't find to many books that Selena doesn't want to have read over and over again. We did learn though that she isn't into dinosaurs as much as she likes one to think.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

the elephant one is old school i had that when i was little and pink and purple licious are fun for girls not so much mommies LOL

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We have a few around the house that are read and reread, but right now it's all about Fancy Nancy. Maybe Pinkalicious would make a nice change!

Jose said...

Hello Vanessa, I'm an argentinian literature teacher and I don't know how arrived to your blog... haha! (I'm sorry for my english, it's pretty poor). I enjoyed a lot the way you are introducing your girl into literature's world. It's amazing! She is a very glad girl for having such an stimulating mother.
I recomend you a drawing blog of a young argentinian psychologist, I believe that your daughter will enjoy it (and also you)... the character is a little girl, called Ana: www.anaparatodos.com
I hope you have fun with it

Janna said...

We borrowed an Elmo Hokey Pokey book and she likes that one over and over.

I haven't convinced B about the Elephant one yet but I loved it as a child. The illustrations tickled me so.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

B is often a read-it-again kid, but the recent favorite is "Who Hops?" It's on my list to feature in an upcoming post. He loves chiming in with the humorous "mistakes" (Elephants don't hop!)

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