Yesterday Sabrina turned in her completed Summer library program sheet and received her prize for being such a great "reader." As promised, here are short reviews of the ten books we discovered.
- Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
Frances has more tricks up her sleeve to ward off bedtime than Sabrina. We were impressed!
- A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban
When new big sister Frances runs away, her parents use the old “poor baby misses her big sister” line to lure her back from under the dining table. Thank you Courtney at two straight lines for recommending this classic big sibling book.
- Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Charming adventures of a growing family of ducks looking for a home in Boston. Sabrina loves saying the ducklings’ names: Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack.
- Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
We loved this classic about a little girl and bear cub who get all lost while picking blueberries. Sabrina’s favorite part of this book though is the detailed illustration on the inside cover of Sal helping her mother can blueberries. It just so happens that two of my favorite blogging mamas at design mom and the heron's nest have also discussed this book recently.
- Beach by Elisha Cooper
Lovely watercolors of all the things that happen on a beach during one single day, from dawn to dusk.
- McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss
Another great rhyming tale by Dr. Seuss. It’s about fishing and has great pictures of fish. Like all Seuss books, it’s lots of fun to read.
- Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
I read this when I was little and remembered the whole name right away: Tikki Tikki Tembo No Sa Rembo Chari Bari Ruchi Pip Peri Pembo. Patrick started calling Sabrina “Tikki Tikki Sabrina” and now she has started calling us “Tikki Tikki Mommy” and “Tikki Tikki Daddy” for fun.
- Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root
Fun summer read about resourceful children and their father trying to make it to the lake to cool down from the heat.
- On the Day you Were Born by Deborah Frazier
This beautifully illustrated poem about welcoming a baby to the world has become one of my favorite children’s books. I bought this to read to Cassandra, but of course Sabrina loves it too. I challenge any parent to read this out loud and not have a knot in their throat by the end.
- Love You When You Whine by Emily Jenkins
I mentioned this book recently, and although I got it for Patrick and me, Sabrina has enjoyed it immensely. She loves the silly pictures and laughs when she recognizes some of her own behaviors.
The proud reader and her library program prize, a toy puppy.