What we’re reading: Volume One




Clockwise from top left:

1.  Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems:   A new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so funny and so original—it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

2.  Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton:  An everyday favorite for all ages!

3.  Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems: Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn’t quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.

4.  Doggies by Sandra Boynton:  Well duh.  A nice addition to our selection of books about dogs!

5.  The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch:  Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald — who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.

6.  Good Night New Jersey by Dennis Clark:  What’s better than reading an entire book about your state??

7.  The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt:  Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking-each believes he is the true color of the sun.

You know what?  Baby books aren’t too bad!