Sunday, February 6, 2011

What We're Reading

Some of our favorites this week.

1.  Millions of Cats
by Wanda Gag

An old man searches for a cat to bring home to his wife to end their loneliness.  However, he can't decide on just one cat and comes home with "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats".  Problem solved when each cat fights to be the prettiest and only the humblest little kitten remains.

2.  I Want to be Somebody New!
by Robert Lopshire

As soon as I was finished reading this book, Nate immediately demanded I read it again.  And again.  And again.  I have read it at least a dozen times this past week alone.  Wonderful message to just be you.

3.  Sam and the Firefly
by P.D. Eastman

Another book that thoroughly grabbed Nate's attention.  He LOVED the idea of a naughty firefly playing tricks on people. 

4.  Paddington
by Michael Bond

Another Paddington favorite.   This is the story of how the Brown's found Paddington sitting in Paddington Station with a note "Please take care of this bear" - so they do.  Cute.  For some reason, Nate loves Judy and looks for her on every page.

5.  Rama and the Tigers
from "My Book House" Vol. 2

Rama and the Tigers is a retelling of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman.  I'm not familiar with Little Black Sambo and the supposed raciest overtones....  but I enjoyed this version of little Krishna who outsmarts the tigers who in turn attack each other and turn themselves into butter which is then used to make pancakes. 

What are YOU reading this week?  Happy story time!

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