Reading Together

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrations by James Dean

I’m going to have to buy a copy of this book for LBD for xmas. Not only is it fun to read, and the illustrations hysterical, but she already knows the colors red, blue, and brown from reading it.

Perfect Square by Michael Hall

A must read for all ages about the many possibilities of a perfect square. Another good read to check out by by this author, My Heart is Like a Zoo, featuring the most complex of shapes (and human attributes), the heart.

Humpty Dumpty and Other Nursery Rhymes by Lucy Cousins

LBD dances to “Three Blind Mice”. Every time.

Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson

A sweet, little family bedtime story.

Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson

Okay, now this book is way too old for a 16-month old, but I included it because both Will and I thought it was really funny and great for a children ages 4 & up.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, illutstrated by Lois Ehlert

Did you know this week is Kansas Read to Preschoolers? Well, it is! And this is the feature title for 2011.

***”Reading Together” is a sampling of books my husband and I are currently reading with our toddler, LBD. Some are brand new, some are oldies, but goodies. 90% are her personal favorites of which we’ve read, over, and over, and over again…. Times thirty. To the tenth power.***

image sources: pete the cat, perfect square, bedtime bunnies, limelight larry, chicka chicka


4 Responses to “Reading Together”

  1. Sarah says:

    Izzy LOVES this book (along with my entire kinder class). There is also a cute video on youtube that puts the book to song. Can’t find great audio on it, but the kids love it anyway.

    • Rebecca says:

      So good to hear, Sarah! My co-worker made a fun prop to use for storytime that is a cardstock picture of Pete with translucent shoes and she slides in different colored paper behind it to make his shoes change colors. Might have to do a musical (or color) themed storytime myself in the near future. Have you seen his latest edition? Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes? I think it came out back in August when all the new “back to school” books make an appearance.


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