Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday's Classics

Today is Children's Classics on 5minutesforbooks.com. I was excited about this Tuesday because I have a 4 year old (soon to be 5) who loves books as much as I do. So last night we sat down in front of his building book collection to pick out the books that he liked the best. Well the ones that he likes for me to read to him! lol...

Together we chose three. Although the 3 we chose are probably not considered "classics", but I do know I've read them several times & my son never tires of them. The best one, of the three, is "Sleepy head" by Karma Wilson and John Segal. It's an adorable rhyming book about a little bear who refuses to go to bed. Which reminds me so much of my own "little bear".

One of the first things that I like about this book is that the rhymes within the book repeat themselves. As my son reads along with me, I point out the words to him and by the time I'm into the rhyme a second time he already knows what I'm going to say. This gives me a way to allow him to "read the sentence" for me. lol... The pictures within the book are also vivid and extremely cute. I also like it because of it's simplicity - it's cute, it's short, it's adorable and fitting for bedtime (hence the name "Sleepy Head). :-)

I would recommend this book to any of my friends.

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Happy Reading!!


  1. Cooking with the Cat? Oh I bet that's interesting.


  2. Sounds cute and we haven't read it so I'll be on the look out.

    LOVE the picture of you with your little sleepy head at preschool graduation, btw. SO cute.

  3. Thanks for joining in! Books is one of the only thing that my 4yo boy will sit still for!

    The Kids' Picks which will do next Tuesday is another opportunity to just share what you and your kids have enjoyed that month.

  4. I have one that would enjoy that book - she loves to finish off the sentences as well (almost 5 as well, too!)

  5. I am definitely adding Sleepy Head to my wish list! Thanks for the recommendations!

  6. That book looks like fun. I love when my 3yo "reads" to me when I have read a book enough to him that he remembers it. :)

  7. Sounds like a great book - another one to be on the lookout for.