Some of the books we’ve been reading at bedtime recently…..
The ninth book in the Baby Mouse series, coincidentally a Halloween themed one. Pookie loves Baby Mouse. I have to admit, she;s pretty adorable but she reminds me a lot of Lilly . She’s imaginative, funny and spunky. And she even has a best friend named Wilson. Still enjoyable & fun to read. I like the character because she’s not into the girly scene & tries hard to be her own person but sometimes she still caves to the peer pressure put upon her by The Popular Crowd,which sometimes happens , even to the best of independent mice-girls.
Erin is turning 6 and what she wants most for her birthday is a T-Rex to attend her birthday party. The book is her invitation to a dinosaur with great illustrations depicting what such an event might look like. The thing that stood out the most about this book to both myself & my kiddo is that the dino-obsessed child is a GIRL! Awesomesauce! We thought of all the dinosaur books we’ve read (it’s been a lot) and we couldn’t think of a single one other than this one that featured a little girl as the dinosaur-lover. Yet we know for a fact that girls do indeed love dinos. Huh.
This is definitely one of our new favorites. Ninja ,Cowboy & Bear are bestest friends who do everything together. As sometimes happens with friends, a quarrel helps them to recognize each ones special strengths & differences and how important they are to each other. I can totally see these characters having their own TV show. I’d watch it. At the end of the book, there is illustrated instructions on how to play Ninja Cowboy Bear. Think Rock Paper Scissors but more fun
One of the reviews on Amazon suggests that if you’re unfamiliar with Bird, to first read the predecessor to this book, Grumpy Bird. Apparently I will find Bird much more endearing if I start there. I’ll have to test this theory. I do love the wonderful illustrations but was rather annoyed with Bird. Even the 5 year old said during the 12th reading, “Oh my god, just get over it!” . My thoughts exactly! Bird is playing ball with all his animal friends and gets bonked on the head. Bird is inconsolable and his friends bed over backwards to find a way to make him feel better. Now, on one hand, I do appreciate the sentiment of friends standing by a friend in need and being there,yadayada. Mostly though, I’m just a bitchy Mom who tells her own kids to pick themselves up, dust themselves off when dealt a blow (after a big hug & kiss), so I had no patience for Boo-Hoo Bird’s need for coddling.
See? Bitchy Mom.
There are many kinds of quiet:
Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering!
Quiet can be sweet, and cozy, and can most definitely help you fall asleep.
This book I loved. “There are many kinds of quiet” is the basis of the book, and Underwood did a wonderful job conveying each kind. Simple,beautiful and just plain precious. The illustrations are adorable and heartwarming.