Monday, April 07, 2008

Children's Book Monday

Baby Danced the Polka
by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

Did you hear what Mama told you?
Did you hear what Papa said?
It's your naptime, little baby,
Now you better stay in bed!

I quote these lines to Eliana often throughout the day, and she lights up and says, "Po-ka Baby!"

With fold-out flaps, brightly colored pictures, and funny rhymes, Baby Danced the Polka is a sure hit with your toddler. There are many opportunities for your little one to point to a barnyard animal and say the name; the previous line with a rhyming word will help their little minds remember:

While Papa hauled the water,
And Mama fixed the CHOW,
Baby danced the cha-cha with
The chocolate-colored COW!

Giggles galore, we love this book- it must be read every. single. day. At least thrice.

(Next week, along with our reviews, let's share some tips about library day- how do we accomplish it with our children in tow? How do we find the really good, quality books? How do we keep track of our books once we get them home? I think there are some mama's out there who would love to get some advice on this wonderful day- sound good?)

Happy Reading!

10 fellow travelers shared:

Kim said...

Rhyme is a great way to help kids experiment with language and a necessary pre-reading skill.

This sounds like a great book!

dumptrucksandteacups said...

Thanks for doing this! We always enjoy the recommended books. :)

Hope you are feeling well, you've been in my thoughts and prayers.


Anonymous said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love the "Mama fixed the chow" part. :)

Sounds like a winner!

Hugs to you this Monday,


Laura said...

Sound like such a fun read-can't wait to get it! Thanks!

Renee' said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for hosting this.

Anonymous said...

oh what a neat meme! I've never seen it before! I may have to try it another time!

Katie Eagy said...

Elise, I've been praying for you and your sweet lil' baby! Hope everything is going well, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Library day tips next week sounds good -- it inspired me to write a "ready-to-go" post already, LOL. I could talk about books forever...

godlover said...

Enjoyed your blog today. I was just roaming through cyber space and eventually ended up here. Your poetry is beautiful. I once wrote poetry myself. Another lifetime ago.

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Jessica said...

This is one of our favorites!

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