Bear’s and Mommy’s Favorite Read Alouds
The Rag Coat (a Five in a Row book) – definitely touches on sad and heavy topics (the father dies of lung disease from working on the coal mines) but the message about being forgiving (she has to forgive the kids who tease her about her coat) and the importance of being with people is a wonderful one. There are so many teachable elements to this book. However, it is not for all. Although Bear does request it every night, I think the death part did affect her as she brings it up during the day that Minna’s dad died from breathing coal dust.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (a Five in a Row book)- I love how the book travels around the world, visiting places around the world for ingredients, such as Sri Lanka for cinnamon, England for a milk cow, Jamaica for sugarcane, Vermont for apples, somewhere I can’t remember for a hen….
The Diary of a Wombat – This is a very cute book about life from the eyes of a wombat that trains the humans to give it carrots and oats. I think wombats are my new favorite animal.
Bear’s Favorites for Reading Alone
Max Drives Away – we love every Max and Ruby book, but as Bear LOVES ice cream, this is favorite.
Brush, Brush, Brush – a cute little song to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”
Cornelius P. Mudd, Are You Ready for Baby?-
He still loves My Pup, but has added Brush, Brush, Brush, and Busy Little Mouse to his favorites.