|Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood|
We own quite a few Audrey Wood books and frequently check out her books from the library. Boogs read this story to me. He enjoyed reading it so much that he started over and read it again. I love watching him become a better reader. Audrey Wood's website has a really neat "secrets" section. Boogs was fascinated by seeing how members of the Wood family posed as models for the illustrations in some of Audrey Wood's books. In the lunchbox: "busy as a bee" ham & cheese bee, "small as an ant" raisins, "quiet as a clam" pistachios, "tame as a poodle" broccoli dog, extra broccoli, and a container of pears.
|My Granny Went To Market by Stella Blackstone & Christopher Corr|
A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme
I love that there is world map with dots and arrows showing the reader the route Granny took on her round-the-world shopping tour. She began her tour in Istanbul to buy a flying carpet. Then she rode the flying carpet to each of her shopping destinations before visiting her granddaughter in Peru. That lucky granddaughter was given ten black llamas and the magic carpet. The book ends with the girl starting her own adventure. Boogs really liked this book. He now wants a magic carpet. He told me, "I would go to the North Pole to see Santa Claus and my elf Cutesy and then come back to Texas. I would also go to see the Leaning Eiffel Tower of Pisa in Italy." Close... we discussed a few world landmarks to sort out the Leaning Tower and the Eiffel Tower. In the lunchbox: 1flying carpet pb&j sandwich roll, 2 Babybel cats from Thailand (I cut one Babybel in half to make the two cats), 4 kiwi Chinese lanterns, 8 sesame stick boomerangs from Australia, 9 Goldfish kites from Tokyo, and a salad.
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