Friday, July 23, 2010

Ramona the Pest: By Beverly Cleary

I just finished reading this beloved story about one of my favorite characters from childhood, Ramona. With the new movie coming out, Ramona and Beezus, I thought I'd brush up on my Ramona facts and antics. My she is a funny child! I'm sure many of you out there would get a kick out of reading this book again or maybe even for the first time. And, I'm sure that children out there would love this book as well. Kindergartners and first graders could definitely relate to this story, as much of the plot takes place in Ramona's kindergarten class.
Read along to see how Ramona handles her first year in school. It's sure to bring a smile to your face!
P.S. A few tidbits about this book:Ramona the Pest is the first of Beverly Cleary's books to focus on Ramona Quimby as the protagonist. The book's title is derived from characterization of Ramona as a "pest" by many, including her older sister Beatrice, known as "Beezus." Ramona the Pest features illustrations by Louis Darling and was first published in 1968. The current edition was illustrated by Tracy Dockray.

Some Dogs Do: By Jez Alborough

Author-illustrator Jez Alborough has done a great job with this tale for your children. If your children love dogs, are fascinated with flying, or are dreamers, then they will love this book! What a great story with a great message! Read along to find out that no matter what anyone tells you, if you believe in something and yourself enough, you can truly do anything you set your mind to! Brilliant!!
Happy Reading!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day Out With Daddy: By Stephen Cook

When Mom has to leave for the day, Father and son will play! Check out Day Out With Daddy to see what mishaps occur and what adventures a daddy and his son can find together. And remember, it doesn't matter what you do...when you're with someone you love, anything can be fun!

The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo: By Jonathan Allen

If your little ones like farm animals, then this is the book for you! Read along to see the different personas the animals take on. Your little ones will love this book!