5 Books: In our Living Room

November 20, 2010

It's me! This is not a guest post, just thought I should share some of the books we've been reading over the past month. We have not been to the library since Lucia has been born, but fortunately for us, we have plenty of books in our home library to keep us occupied for quite some time.

While I love our own books, it's always nice to get something new to read, so I was very excited when Tiger Tales sent me a box of books to review. Here are five that we have really enjoyed:
The Fox in the Dark
The book that give us the shivers (in a good way)

The Fox in the Dark by Alison Green
This book has just the right amount of suspense for a three-year-old. A tale of animals hiding from a fox in the dark had Juliet cuddling close to me and biting her nails in fear as she waited to see if the fox in the dark would get the furry creatures. In the end, the fox is a not-so-scary lost baby fox looking for his mama. His mama also ends up being not as frightening as expected and they all cuddle up together for the night.

I loved the illustrations in this book--Deborah Allwright has a beautiful style. We'll be looking for more by her.
Hugless Douglas
The book that makes us giggle (and then give each other bear hugs!)

Hugless Douglas by David Melling
This story of a bear who needs a hug always makes us laugh and the fact that it ends with him getting the best hug from his mommy makes it even more special to read together.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
The book that is getting us in the Christmas spirit!

Twas the Night Before Christmas illustrated by Kat Whelan
We have several versions of this, but Juliet instantly fell in love with the watercolor illustrations of a mouse family and a mouse Santa on Christmas Eve. She has asked me to read this to her over and over again.
The Bear With Sticky Paws Goes to School
The book that is getting my crafty side inspired!

The Bear With Sticky Paws Goes to School by Clara Vulliamy
A funny book about a little girl who doesn't want to go to school, this story made Juliet laugh, but the illustrations are the part I really fell for. From the purple wallpaper, to the cherub adorned mirror, to the paper tube bears, to the art clips in the school room--my mind is racing with ideas of fun things we can make together. I'm sure you'll be seeing some ideas from it very soon.
Ordinary Oscar
The book that reminds me of another book we love (Veronica).

Ordinary Oscar by Laura Adkins
Oscar wants to be famous--and he gets his wish, but he realizes that being ordinary is not so bad after all. Reminds me of a hippo named Veronica who is tired of being inconspicuous...

These are the five that are keeping us happy this week! What about you? What are you reading?


Jill said...

Thanks for sharing your book list. I haven't read any of those yet, so I'll definitely check them out.

Elizabeth Bennett said...

Thanks for your lovely reviews of our books and thanks as always for helping us spread the word about tiger tales. We hope that many, many people will be giving books to children this holiday season. And we are offering a 5 book gift give-away to one lucky winners. See our blog for details on how to enter! http://www.tigertalesbooks.com/blog
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vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

You are welcome--we love the books!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

We skipped the library the last couple weeks due to B's stomach bug and then a preschool party, so we're enjoying our home collection as well. I got the Christmas books out of the closet a little early (I usually wait till thanksgiving) but both boys have been loving the "new" books!

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