Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book 91: Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Suess, Random House 1960.  (Preschool/Early Elementary)

Yesterday I took my brother to the main VA building in downtown Charleston. As usual, I had my little boy with me as well. The very kind lady at the Information Desk gave my son a book to read while we were there. It was: Green Eggs and Ham.

I've tried reading a few other Suess books to my son before but they just seemed a bit too long for him. Not so with Green Eggs and Ham. He sat still and listened to the entire story. And so did most of the grizzled veterans that were sitting with us in the waiting room. It turns out that Green Eggs and Ham is my brother's favorite book (not just one of his favorites).

When we finished at the VA I tried to return the book to very kind lady. She wouldn't take it back and told us it was for my little boy. So now, not only do I love this book, I love the memory associated with it.

Even as I type, my brother is giving a dramatic reading of this book to my little boy. Yet another happy memory being created.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Book 90: Brainy Baby, Animals

Brainy Baby, Animals, Brainy Baby Company LLC 2005.  (Baby/Toddler)

OK, I've covered pretty much all there is to say about these books with the other three in the series. My son loves this book just as much as the other three...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book 89: Brainy Baby ABC's

Brainy Baby ABC's, Brainy Baby Company LLC 2005.  (Baby/Toddler)

This will be a fairly short review because I've already written about two other books in this collection.

I've been enjoying watching my little boy "read" this book lately because he recognizes almost every animal or item, and if he doesn't, he'll say "What's that?", and because he recognizes all the capital letters and is starting to learn the lower-case ones. A year or so ago, we were lucky if he spotted the dog or cat or moon or zebra. It's great fun to watch your child grow smarter by the day.

For other reviews on books to borrow, please see Louise's Blog in Blogs I Follow.