Tuesday, 17 May 2011

5 Books a Day: week 4

To say last week's selection was a wash ... is an understatement!  My daughter either wasn't interested in the selection of books or I forgot them in amongst all the others we did read.  She instead discovered my hard-cover Disney books - and has now decided she is old enough to sit through, and listen to, an entire long story!  *Bliss*  So far we've read Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella with Beauty and the Beast next in line - she loves the movie and when she saw it she was all "Beast!  Beast!  Read Beast Book!"  Lol!

So, without further ado, bring on this week's selection of books...
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.
A favourite since she was little, my daughter can now name each animal, and almost all the characteristics that send them back to the zoo (too tall, too grumpy, too naughty etc).  Fun and loveable imagery, with repeated phrases throughout, and best of all ... flaps!!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.
When my daughter was born, we were given a copy of Peter Rabbit's Bedtime Stories which I read to her when she was little.  About a month ago, 'we' discovered Mummy's little copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit - which she adores!  She will either sit there silently while I read, or look through it by herself telling herself a little story based on the pictures.  I really want to develop her knowledge of this delightful little tale!

Dewdrop Babies: Viola's Secret by Patricia MacCarthy.
A little book I picked up at QBD last week which talks about Viola [who] is very brave because of the daring things she does.  But at bed-time they discover that she's got a secret and she's not so brave after all... (back cover)  Viola is afraid of the night-time ... and especially the DARK!
A beautiful way of talking about fear and being scared of the dark.  Hopefully it will help my daughter who seems to have developed this fear - the last couple of months she's been requesting that I stay with her at night until she goes to bed - with the lamp on as well!!
The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book version).
Rhythm, repeated text ... and baking fresh bread - what's not to love about this age-old story?!!  And so many off-shoot activities I could do with this one if I had the time!!
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (First Readers version).
Rhythm, repeated text and beautiful pictures.  A really cute version of the well known fairy tale (?!), fantastic for just reading to your child, but also promotes your child's reading learning.
My daughter already loves this one - and will shout out "I eat you" (= "I'm going to eat you") when we get to those lines.


Linking up with Ann's linky party this week.  Click HERE

**Edit: we have decided to read these books again this week (beginning 23rd May) due to time  commitments.


Debbie said...

I have the Dear Zoo book and all the Beatrix Potter stories--I need to try those with my tot. I don't have the same versions of Little Red Hen and 3 Billy Goats Gruff, but those are good selections too.

SarahElisabeth said...

Dear Zoo and Peter Rabbit are favourites here too. I love Beatrix Potter's vocabulary and pictures-enough to keep Mummy happy too.

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