Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mouse's Corner: Books You Read to Experience

There is just something fun about books like these which take reading to a whole new level. Mouse and I have fun reading them together. If you are looking for a book to read experience with your preschooler or kindergartner, I hope you will consider taking a look at these.


Again! by Emily Gravett
MacMillan Children's Books, 2011
Fiction (Children's); 32 pgs

Cedric is a young dragon and he loves it when his mother reads his favorite bedtime story. Not just once. But over and over again. Cedric's mother is tired though, and Cedric is losing patience. As a child, my daughter can totally relate. And so can I--only with the mother. Again! is an especially fun book to read in character. The artwork is colorful and and both the main story and the story within the story are interesting. 



This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne
Henry Holt & Co., 2014
Fiction (Children's); 32 pgs

Bella is out walking her dog when he falls down into the gutter. She calls for help, but then the people helping disappear too. What will Bella do? Of these three books, this is probably Mouse's favorite. Twisting and turning and shaking . . . Maybe that will help Bella get get dog out.  Mouse really likes to get into this one.



Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite by written by Nick Bromley and illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne
Nosy Crow, 2013
Fiction (Children's); 32 pgs

Bedtime stories are supposed to be quiet and calming, right? Well, not this one. A crocodile seems to have fallen inside the book and is wreaking havoc. Who wouldn't have fun reading a book like this, trying to get the crocodile out of the book? Warning: This book may cause giggling and full blown laughter.


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23 comments:

  1. These books sound so cute! I hope I remember this post because I may want to get one or two for my niece when she grows up :D

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    1. Eustacia - These are such fun books! I don't know who has more fun with them--Mouse or me. :-)

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  2. These all look adorable! I think I could relate to Again! I got so tired of one of Vance's book, I hid it for a little while. I'm kind of embarrassed about it now but, at the time, I couldn't take it anymore.

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    1. Kathy - I think so too! I've been known to hide a book of Mouse's or two. :-)

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  3. How I love good children's books--especially the illustrations!

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    1. Jenclair - Sometimes (often?) the illustrations are the best part. :-)

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  4. I LOVE This Book Just Ate My Dog. I read it to a bunch of third-graders and they loved it, too. Such a fun picture book! :)

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    1. Lark - This Book Just Ate Me Dog is so great! These really are fun books. :-)

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  5. My niece and nephew just turned 3 so I will have to see about reading some of these to them asap!

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    1. Carole - I hope they enjoy these if you do read them to them! I think Mouse finds something new to appreciate them each time we read them. :-)

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  6. I've read AGAIN and loved it! The other two are new to me, but it seems that "meta" books are becoming more popular, especially since PRESS HERE. I love the idea of interactive books this way. It makes it engaging in a new way. I'm definitely getting the other two from the library. I HAVE to read them! :)

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    1. Donna Marie - I can see why they are so popular. They are just different enough and make reading more interactive, which young ones appreciate more, I think. I hope you are able to check out the other two you haven't tried! They are worth reading. :-)

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    2. OK, just got both books from the library and read them and...LOVED them! So glad you mentioned them :D SO clever! I love all the stuff that disappears into the gutter of the book. Definitely original :)

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  7. I think I can relate to the mother in Again as well! This Book Just Ate My Dog sounds adorable! The Tornado may be a little too old for it but I think he'd enjoy it regardless. I'll have to check the library for it.

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    1. Katherine - I hope you are able to find them in the library, and that Tornado will still enjoy them. I think they are a lot of fun.

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  8. What a wonderful selection, I'll definitely keep them in mind when buying books for our great-nephews.

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    1. Tracy - Thank you. We really enjoy these and I hope others will too.

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    1. Christy - I'm going to miss it when my daughter doesn't want to read with me.

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  10. These are adorable. I'll have to mention them to a friend who has little ones!

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  11. I love these! I need to start doing my First Friday Friends feature again on my children's blog so I can link Mouse's Corner. Maybe I will be inspired for next Friday now that I am off work for the summer. :)

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    1. That would be fun! Sounds like a great idea. I am taking a blogging break this month (after this week), but plan to be back in August!

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