You may remember, from a previous post, that while I loved the book, Madlenka by Peter Sis, C and R did not care for it.
Well, this week we read Madlenka Soccer Star and they both liked the book a lot! In this book, Madlenka has a new soccer ball, but no one to play with, so she has to use her imagination. At the end of the book, there is a page devoted to the history of soccer and a page that gives the translation for the word "soccer" around the world. If you have any soccer fans in your house, check out this book! We will be reading Madlenka's Dog over the next few days (I just picked it up from the library), so I will let you know what we think of that book next week.
Earlier this week, R and I were at the library and she picked the book Baby Dear by Esther Wilkin off the shelf. Immediately, my heart melted because I am a very sentimental person and I remember having this book as a child. It is very appropriate for us to read right now because the little girl in the book receives a new baby doll on the day that her Mommy and Daddy bring her new baby sister home from the hospital. The girl takes care of her new baby doll just like Mommy takes care of the new baby - feeding, changing, bathing, and caring for her. At the end of the book, the little girl has a chance to hold her baby sister. This is a very sweet book - made sweeter by the fact that R is looking forward to having a baby sister in a few months.
Another favorite in the house this week is What's New Scooby Doo? by Jamie Elder. This is a seek and find or I Spy type book featuring Scooby and his friends. C is a big fan of Scooby Doo, and both of my children really enjoy seek and find books.
One of C's independent readers this week is Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin by Cynthia Rylant. He has been reading a lot of Henry and Mudge books lately, and he really enjoys the series. In this book, Henry's cousin Annie comes to visit and they seem to have nothing in common until Henry introduces Annie to the game of Frisbee.
Check out more great books at What My Child is Reading, hosted by Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.