Another week with Jen from Teach Mentor Texts to share our reading from this past week.
I started reading See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles, but haven’t made it very far in yet. As much as I’d love to settle in at the end of the day and read, it’s been one of those weeks where something else is just always there to demand my time. So hopefully I’ll get to it this week.
Preschooler is reading:
Cute little rhyming story about what would happen if bears, kangaroos, elephants, monkeys, and a whole zoo of animals came inside the house. Mom and Dad are not too pleased, but the kids have a blast…until things get a little bit too wild. Maybe there’s something to be said with the “boring” puppies and kittens.
Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
We’ve been loving the Bear books, and this one is, as you might guess, is about Bear losing his first tooth. As always, a hit in our house, but I did have to explain to Preschooler the “losing a tooth” process. We’re not quite there yet, and she was slightly horrified at the idea of her teeth falling out. She is much more comfortable with the idea now (“I have small teeth, Mommy has big teeth.”) On the other hand, maybe I wasn’t completely clear because she’s convinced now that her tooth is loose and that it will be falling out soon.
I don’t remember who recommended this book to me (please tell me if it was you!), but it reminds me a little bit of The Gardener by Sarah Stewart. It’s the same idea of one person taking care of a small, neglected garden space and turning it into something beautiful. I also liked the author’s footnote about his inspiration coming from a garden on an old, elevated railway line in Manhattan. Elaborate, detailed, full-spread illustrations.
That’s all that’s new for us here. What have you been reading? What needs to go on our to-be-read list?