Sunday, October 23, 2011

Children's Book Monday

Hello, kind friends!

Are your days of late as filled with pencils and books and apple peelings and waxed leaves and yarn pumpkins and crock pot stew and felted acorns and wassail and gratitude as mine are? ~smile~

Just peeking in with a few fall book basket favorites:

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
by Linda Williams
illustrated by Megan Lloyd

This interactive story illustrated by a favorite artist is a Hooper family fall staple for sure- this year, Gideon has fallen in love with it! I love to hear his little, Tlomp, tlomp! BOO! BOO! as the little old lady who was not afraid of anything is followed home one night by shoes and a shirt and pants and gloves (or dubs, as G calls them! When will it be time for my snow dubs, Mama? Is it winter yet?). What this brave little lady decides to do with her predicament will bring smiles to every sweet little face that surrounds you as you read this fun story- including yours!

Waltz of the Scarecrows
by Constance W. McGeorge and Mary Whyte

This lovely story of a little girl's visit to her grandparents is a new favorite. The legend of what a small community discovered one harvest season is so enchanting, and the way young Sarah participates makes my little girl run to her dress-ups basket to create her own contributions to the harvest ball. Beautiful watercolors and magical prose makes for a wonderful fall basket addition.

Thanksgiving With Me
by Margaret Willey
illustrated by Lloyd Bloom

I'll admit, it's a wee bit early for this book, but the soft fallish colors and story of a mama's long-ago Thanksgivings with her six larger-than-life brothers captivates the little girl in the story, and the little ones in this house, as well! Reading like the lyrics of a folk song, the little girl begs her mama to tell her about every beloved uncle, in detail, and lovingly they plan an enormous menu for the Thanksgiving dinner to come. Now that I think about it, it's a perfect book to read leading up to that day of gratitude!

Happy Reading!

1 fellow travelers shared:

Susan @ said...

I so appreciate you, your continuous focus on Christ, and the servant-like way you love your children. Thanks for all you do here.
Thanks too for the great children's books you share! Our troop has checked out (and adored) more than one because of your great recommendations. I just put two of these on my list!
My sister just gave us a copy of The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs which we all greatly enjoyed. Perfect complement to jack-o-lantern carving night...
Blessings to you and yours,

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