Hey everyone! I'm so happy to have Amanda from OED back with us this week!
You may remember the post she did at the beginning of June here with the incredible recipe for Spicy Chicken Soup? Or the beautiful baby goodies that I used as photo props with my new little one? Yes, she is quite talented!
I'm so glad to have her back today to share one of her passions, and one of the little tidbits that I always enjoy reading when they crop up on her blog - some of her newest and best discoveries among the children's books. She's here to share a few of them with us today.
Here are some of the ones I’ve loved sharing with my kids.
Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter is an old bachelor and Tabby is his cat. They have sweet adventures together and take lots of naps. In this particular series installment, Mr. Putter buys a remote controlled airplane. As a child, he had dreamed of being a pilot so, by buying the plane, he felt like he was getting something he’d always wanted as a kid. Then Mr. Putter meets a boy who reminds him of his young self.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
Mole Music by David McPhail
This is the story of Mole who digs tunnels by day and watches TV by night. As he’s watching one evening, he sees someone playing a violin. Mole is so inspired by the music, he decides to buy a violin and teach himself to play. He only ever plays underground, alone, and he starts off kind of squeaky but he dreams of having his music heard by others. It’s a lovely illustration of how the beauty we create makes the world a better place, whether we realize it’s happening or not.
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
A little mouse with a big name, bestowed on her with such love by her parents, for the first time runs in to people who don’t think her name’s as perfect as she always thought it was. Kevin Henkes seems to take seriously the emotions and problems that kids have, with a sweet and tender style. Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse deals with getting in trouble at school. Owen deals with dilemma of what to do with a favorite blanket while he goes to school. The problems are those of school-aged children, but the stories are completely accessible and enjoyable for the pre-school crowd.
Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen
If you’re interested in more book reviews, come visit me at oed-amanda.blogspot.com. I document daily life with my two boys through lots of photos and lots more words. I have a “books” label that links you to all the books I’ve blogged about. Also, check out my other ventures. photoedaily.blogspot.com is my picture-a-day blog and my etsy shop is oed&me, which is full of crochet and photography treats!