Saturday, April 07, 2012

Books: D & E books

Our book buggy is constantly filled with books that EV can just pull and read, including a regular rotation of library books. As I was stuck at home, darling hubby was so sweet to go to the library to borrow books for EV, for the letters of the week D & E.

By Allyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Henry Cole
This was perfect for D for Duck Tot Club session, especially after EV returned from a happy trip to the Botanic Gardens, where she discovered how ducks bent their neck into the water to drink. This is a delightful take of a duck with dreams of taking centre stage, and how she overcomes stage fright. Practice makes perfect, and with her dance routine perfectly mastered, all Katy Duck had to do was to soldier on with determination to dance with confidence and flair.

By Laura Numeroff & Felicia Bond
Featuring Mouse from the popular If You GIve a Mouse a Cookie, it is Easter time and someone's been leaving Easter eggs all over Mouse's house! Mouse has to figure out who has been doing that, as he looks for his eggs he painted in various colours, like those red eggs on the kitchen counter. This tale is great for discovering colours. It is also fun to count to count the different coloured eggs in each new location, like under the rocking chair or on the sofa.

Darling hubby also got some other books that EV has come to love, asking for it every night.

Illustrated by Victoria Ball
A book of discovery about penguins - where they live, what they eat, how they move, how they look after their young, with touchy feely materials in every page. EV loves touching the different materials, and the last two pages where mummy and daddy penguins huddle with their young. She would point to the little chick and say 'baby'. When EV asked for it the other night, she said something that sounded like 'bang bang', instead of 'penguins'. I repeated the word 'penguins' a few times, while laughing at her cute 'mistake', and she still repeated 'bang bang'. Then she giggled, with her palm to her mouth, realizing the humour of it all. After a few tries, she got it. 

Illustrated by Andrew Grey
A book about Winnie the Pooh, of course EV loves it. EV learns about subtraction, as the story follows Winnie's chase of ten bees. The bees fly through Hundred Acre Wood, passing friends like Kanga, Roo, Tigger and Eeyore and along the way, some of the bees fly away, leaving Winnie to follow the last bee left. What does Winnie discover? Beautiful illustrations, with pop up plastics featuring bees for little hands to feel as they try to grasp the subtraction concept.

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