Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book 551: Mog, the Forgetful Cat

Mog, the Forgetful Cat, by Judith Kerr, Harper Books, 1970.

I seriously loved this book.  Although I'm wondering why I never heard of it until now.  I lived in England from the late 70s to the early 80s, and, although I was a little old for picture books by then, I did read to my younger sister.  She would have loved the heck out of this book.

Well, at least I discovered the book in time to give it to my son.  He read it last night to his Mog Cat, and I was allowed to listen.  Occasionally, he even showed me some of the delightful illustrations.  Now I quite agree with him:  We need more Mog Books!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Book 550: Dawn of the Century

Dawn of the Century, 1900 - 1900, Time/Life Books, 2000.

I have NO idea why my in-laws gave this book to my son for his eighth birthday -- except that he likes photography, and history, and geography.  OK, maybe I do know.

The black and white photographs in the book are phenomenal.  And my little boy loved seeing how people lived a hundred years before he was born.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Book 549: Mog in the Dark

Mog in the Dark, by Judith Kerr, Collins Picture Lions, 1986.

Despite having lived in England for a few years during my youth, and then, much later, growing up to be a children's librarian, I wasn't familiar with Mog books.  At least I wasn't until last year, and that infamous, glorious Sainsbury advert.  I was so in love with Mog from the advert, I had to buy my own Mog the cat.  Then my son wanted one.  And one thing led to another and to this book.

Even though this book isn't the strongest outing for Mog the cat, my son still loved it.  I suspect, however, he will love the ones he is getting for Christmas even more.