Emaline was not feeling well last night so we are taking it easy today. After reading a thousand books, she just fell asleep. She loves books! If she is having a moment I can almost always break her out of it by telling her to pick out any book she wants and that I will read.
A few of her favorites (that we love too) are:
- 10 Little Fingers and 10 Little Toes
- Dear Zoo
- How Do I Love You
- Brown Bear
- Little Owl's Night
- The Day the Crayons Quit
There are so many lovely, creative, thoughtful stories.
And then there are the ones that make me shake my head. I can't take them out of rotation because she enjoys them and really that's what matters. But after reading them over and over, I have to share!
For example the popular Goodnight (Insert name of state). Terrible! The writing is dry and unimaginative. And in case you thought your state was special, buy a second state and discover the similarities.
|Minnesota on left, New Hampshire on right.|
|New Hampshire on left, Minnesota on right.|
The people who wrote these books are genius in that they are obviously successful- But come on! Try a little!
And I have to mention nursery rhymes. Emaline loves them! Itsy Bitsy Spider and Wheels on the Bus are her favorites but there are a few in her Real Mother Goose book that don't seem quite so classic.
What are some of your favorites? Any that drive you crazy?