Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Book Review

The Red Blanket by Eliza Thomas. This book is a sweet story about a lady that had so much in her life but felt she was missing something, a child. The story goes through her time of trying to adopt. She finally adopts a little girl from China. The blanket becomes a bond between them that last for many years to come. Gabe actually asked to keep the book an extra week from the library, he loved it.
Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. Oh I read this book and I think of my Sam. It is about a little boy that finds some happiness in the library. Books start coming to life for this little boy just like my guy. It is a well written story that has very beautiful pictures.
Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman. A great story for the little ones. A class goes to the zoo and sees all kinds of animals doing different things. That is except for one animal. You should never turn your back on the anaconda. The class is in for a major adventure. Just check it out and see what they do..
Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel. Imagine that your name was "Tikki Tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pipperi pembo" . In ancient china it was the custom to name your first born son with a long name like that. The second born son was given a short name (his brother was chang) It shows a reason in this story about why that may not happen any more. Sam highly recomends this book to everyone to read.
The Way We Do It In Japan by Geneva Cobb Iijima. We are now studying Japan so this book came in great. It is about a little boy that lived in the United States with his parents until his fathers company moves them to Japan. The story shows all of the different changes that he goes through living in Japan.

So now go read, and of course have a great day!


Mrs. Darling said...

You always make me feel so guilty for not reading. The thing is I love to read these books but my kids dont. Its such a quandry to be in. sigh

reprehriestless warillever said...

What a cool way to learn about different cultures.

Kate in NJ said...

Great book choices.
I have a "gift" for you at my blog.