Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Kids' Picks - May
Pecorino Plays Ball by Alan Madison
This is the story of Pecorino Sasquatch who is about to play his first baseball game. After some humorous moments with his extra-extra-large shirt, he is placed in the outfield. The storyline of a little boy's nervousness in playing his first reall baseball game is right-on!! Tucker enjoyed the story and the illustrations made him laugh out loud!
Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev
Because Tucker likes both Turtles and penguins, I thought he would enjoy this story of Little Turtle who decides to become a penguin after his father reads him a bedtime story about them. The next day, he dresses up as a penguin and shuffles off where he spends the day doing penguin-themed activities with his classmates. Tucker got a real kick out of all the turtle dresses as penguins and especially liked when they dove off the slide! He also enjoyed the penguin facts at the back of the book!
Money Madness! by David A. Adler
I was not at all surprised that Tucker came home from school with this library book! After all, one of his most coveted possessions is a place mat that my mother gave him that is about money. This book introduces the concept of money from its early days as an alternative to bartering. He was all eyes and ears and asked a lot of questions!