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And now, Mom & Son Book Club #5 ...
I've been trying to fit in more reading time with kiddo without much success. We seem to go in bursts - no reading, no reading, no reading, read 3 books, no reading, read 2 books, and so on. On this particular night we were able to read three books ... an excellent accomplishment!
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson - Hubby picked this book at the recommendation of the librarian. Kiddo wasn't thrilled because he doesn't like the cartoon based on the book - he says it's boring and it's for babies.
Did you like this book? It was nice. Did you like it better than the cartoon? Yes, much better. Kiddo's learning early that the book is ALWAYS better than the movie! LOL
What was your favorite part? When he fell off the mountain, but it was scary too. I think kiddo liked this part because it surprised him. He didn't see it coming (and he predicted several other parts of the book) and his little eyebrows shot up in surprise when I read what happened.
What was your least favorite part? When he drew the dragon because it was too scary.
Did you like the pictures? Yes, but they need more color. I would like the book a lot more if it had more color.
Would you recommend this book to your friends at school? Maybe, but only if they like the cartoon. No matter how I tried to explain it, kiddo just didn't understand that if HE liked the book but not the show, then his buddies might feel the same. You can imagine how THAT conversation went, so I just moved on to the next book. :)
Dog & Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - this was on the library's summer reading list. Kiddo thought it was cool that we learned "all three" of the author's names.
Did you like this book? It was really nice! I thought so too - an adorable set of stories.
What was your favorite part? I had a favorite story, not a favorite part ... is that ok? Yes, of course. My favorite story is "Play with me! Play with me!" Hmm, I wonder if that's because it sounds so familiar? The dog wants the bear to play, and the bear wants to read a book!
What was your least favorite part? I didn't have a least favorite part. I liked all of it.
Did you like the pictures? Yes, I like them a lot.
Would you recommend this book to your friends at school? Yes, but only to the nice kids. And those who like dogs and stuffed bears. Why only the nice kids? Because they're my friends. And this story is about friends? Yes!
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, by Jane Yolen - another from the library's summer reading list. When we started reading kiddo said it was one they had in his Kindergarten class, but then he said that is wasn't the same book but another one by the same author; he recognized the different dinosaurs from the times they read it in school.
Did you like this book? Yes.
What was your favorite part? The first picture (a dinosaur is yawning and dragging blanket down the hall) and the one where the dinosaur is hugging his mom.
What was your least favorite part? I didn't have a least favorite part.
Did you like the pictures? Yes.
Would you recommend this book to your friends at school? Yes, most of them would like it. Did your class like the other book by this author? Yeah, they really liked it!
As I'm writing this, kiddo is in bed talking to himself. Instead of letting him get to sleep I keep hollering down the hall, "Hey kiddo! What did you say about the pictures in the second book again?" "I liked 'em Mom!" "Ok, thanks! I think that's all I need ...." Yeah, can we say Blogging Addict?! Thankfully kiddo thinks it's really cool. :)