We have just entered Exodus in this book:
|Family-Time Bible in Pictures by Kenneth Taylor|
If you have a youngster between the ages of 3 and 5 years, I would recommend this as a first bible. The pictures are colorful and the stories are short. Both of these are important when it comes to kiddos. Additionally, there are questions at the end of each story for you to ask the kids - questions that increase their understanding of the story and help them to make text-to-self connections.
On the lighter side, we read this book:
|Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang|
The next book we read was this one
|I am a Bunny by Ole Risom|
I am a Bunny by Ole Risom, with pictures by Richard Scarry. LOVE the art in this book. This was originally a Little Golden Book (I believe) and is difficult to get ahold of anymore. It is about a bunny named Nicholas who goes through the four seasons in a charming and sweet way. It highlights his activities throughout the year and is done in such a colorful and enchanting way. A great book for teaching seasons to young children, for sure.
Then we started in on this one
|Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, retold and illustrated by Val Biro|
Then we switched books - don't fret, we'll go back to Hans in a minute - to this one
|Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus|
This book is about a little mouse who saves his mother, his father and his baby brother from various dangers. He is a hero. Doesn't everyone need a hero?
Then we went back to Hans and read Dan the Dunce. This is a little-known story by Andersen and cannot be found (to my knowledge) as a solo story, although it is told in this video on YouTube. It is about a man who is quite the underdog in his town. It is surprising to me, that someone so lazy and filthy could actually accomplish anything, but he does. Teaches the kiddos not to judge books by their cover. Good read.
Next, we read this
|The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christan Andersen|
I know this seems like a reading marathon, but this is the stuff we have read for all of January. Next, we enjoyed this one by Andersen:
|The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, retold and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney|
Finally, we read this tonight
|The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen|
For the next few weeks, we will be focusing on fairy tales, just so ya know.
Thought I would throw in a pic of the two youngest girls. Guess who the cheeser is??