Sooooo, in case you haven't read my blog at all, I'm about to tell you something really important about me. I am absolutely crazy, madly, deeply in love with books. And that statement doesn't even come close to how I feel about books.
Now that I'm a mom, I'm crazy, madly, deeply in love with kids books. I buy kids books more than I buy books for myself. At the library, I can never say "no, no more books" to Dude, and I always end up carrying a 20 pound bag of kids books home.
I love everything about kids books. My inner artist is in love with, and finds inspiration in the illustrations. The themes, the morals, the silliness....love it all.
I love that the kiddos are constantly pulling books off their shelves and crawling into our laps, I love that they will sit and page through their books, I love that I was able to pass on so many of my own kid books to my own kiddos. Let's face it, it's hard to find the really good, classic Golden Books these days.
Because of all of these things, I'll be starting a Kids Reading Material Series also. I started an "adult" reading material series that you should definitely check out, and there will be a new one shortly!
The first book I want to talk about, this book that I absolutely totally fell in love with, that Dude loves, and everything about this book is cute?
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
by: Elise Broach and illustrated by: David Small
I found this book just thumbing through the shelves at our local library.....that was about a month ago. We keep taking it out! It's about a boy who is running errands with his mom for the day, and you guessed it: dinosaurs come with everything. The mom gets frustrated, the boy gets more and more excited and ends up wanting to run more errands. The mom gets everyone home and has to lie down because of her headache!
Some illustrations? (Sorry about the poor quality! I'll get if figured out for future posts!)
Needless to say, this kid was excited!
Then, keeping with the dinosaur theme?
There's this book that we've actually had for a long time:
by: Paul and Henrietta Strickland
We bought if for the Dude when he was pretty young and we found that it really helped with his vocabulary because this book illustrates so many different things and their opposites. "Fast & slow", "grumpy & sweet","short & long" to just name a few. Now Princess loves the book too, it's an all around fun book that you can get your kiddos to interact with. We would have Dude trace the "very, very long" dinosaur, and of course he loves the end, because I always pretend that I'm gbbling him up, like the dinosaurs are gobbling up their lunch.
Yes, the cover has been abused a little LOL
So that's it for now, for my first kiddos reading material post, I hope you all liked it! And that you check these books out if you haven't already! I know what it's like to have a dinosaur lover in the house, and that you pretty much scour all libraries and bookstores for dinosaur books!
Check back soon for a Mothers Day Kids Reading Material!