Friday, January 1, 2010

What My Child is Reading - January 2, 2010

We're on the road headed for home this weekend, so I won't get too crazy with our reading list, but I wanted to very quickly share about a couple of the books the children, and I, read this week.

  1. The Princess And The Pea, by Hans Christian Andersen, which we used for a stART project.

  2. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and Tom Lichtenheld. It's an extremely simple story, once you've looked at the cover, you've pretty well read the book. But, the little ones enjoyed the back and forth dialogue from page to page, debating whether the outline is a duck, or a rabbit. And, the older children were intrigued by the simple, visual, mind play.

  3. Germs by Ross Collins. This one just happened to be on the table, in the children's section of my mother's local library. We'd wandered in to kill time, and I couldn't resist reading it to the children. After all our trouble getting in to see their great-grandmother in the hospital (we finally did get permission for the children to visit, as long as they didn't get any closer than three feet to her bed), I thought it might be good for them to learn what all the fuss was about. The book is cute, but not overly informative, so we've reserved a number of other germ related books from our own library's children's section. I'm hoping they'll be waiting for us when we get home. Between the hospital visit, the hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer available in every public place (I think I've blogged about that already, but really, there were a lot of them!), and finally this book set out to read, we've definately gotten the message, that Oregonians are concerned about germs. I'm curious to see if it translates into better handwashing, and general hygene, when we're settled back home in Montana.

For more children's book suggestions, and reviews, click on over to the What My Child Is Reading link up at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Anonymous said...

Be sure and check out Mrs. Frizzle's book on germs (magic school bus). It's all about microbes, the good and the bad. ... True, my youngest son totally freaked out about germs for about a week, but my youngest two talked about microbes for months afterwards.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Thanks for joining this week. Germs look interesting and fits well with our own "unschooling" around Anna's interest in Human Body. I'll see tomorrow if our library has it. We've seen Duck! Rabbit! on new books shelf, and I'll probably check it out tomorrow as well - it looked pretty interesting, though not in my daughter preferred illustration style. We'll see if she likes it.

Ticia said...

Have you read the other book by that author/illustrator combo, My Friend Rabbit? It's another one with very simple words, but very fun story.