Sunday, June 18, 2017

Children's Books Of The Week

I read these to my preschoolers this week and they loved them. It is never too early to read to your kids. My class is filled with kids 2-3 years old and they love being read to. Rainy days, a blanket and a clear voice is all these guys needed to sit and listen to three books meant for older kids.

Billy Bloo Is Stuck In Goo by Jennifer Hamburg...

Product details

  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (July 25, 2017)
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2017
  • Sold by: Scholastic Trade Publisher

Billy Bloo is stuck in goo.
Who will help him, tell me who?
Who'll unstick him from this goo?
Would you?

With madcap mania,
a troupe of merry volunteers attempt to rescue poor Billy Bloo,
only to find themselves stuck in goo too!
Oh, what to do?
This spry, slapstick comedy of errors
will have you rolling with laughter
(but hopefully not into any goo!).

The 411:

Billy Bloo Is Stuck In Goo was definitely a favorite this week. I must have read it at least 12 times. Billy gets himself good and stuck in some green goo substance.  Everyone tries to help but they all get stuck into the goo. The ending had the kids laughing hysterically as well as all the little quotes from the goo folks. Who had to use the loo? Who lost their pants?  It was really cute and I love doing voices for the kids when I read. I could hear them trying to read the story back to each other all week. The moral of the story? The book kept asking if the reader would help Billy, "would you?" My kids were smart enough to say no!

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Eustace and Clyde by Marina Aizen

Product details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sky Pony Press (May 2, 2017)
Eustace and Clyde couldn’t be more different. Eustace likes to laze around. Clyde likes adventure. But they care about each other deeply. So when their home in the tree becomes too loud and crowded, the koalas take off to find a place of their own.

None of the new homes Eustace and Clyde find are quite right. They’re too far away, or too cold (though the koalas have great hats!), or too . . . quiet.

Maybe what Eustace and Clyde thought they wanted was what they actually had: peace and acceptance.

The 411:

This is such a good read about how things aren't always greener on the other side and appreciating what you have. It goes right along with our Let's Be Thankful Song. "Let's be thankful, let's be thankful. Let's be glad, let's be glad. For the many good things, for the many good things that we have, that we have."

Eustace and Clyde think they should move but finally realize that they had everything they needed right where they were.   It sometimes takes looking around with a new set of eyes to see what you thought you were missing was right there all along.

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 Princess Truly In I Am Truly by Kelly Greenawalt, Illustrated by Amariah Rauscher

Product details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Princess Truly
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (July 25, 2017)
Princess Truly is strong and confident, beautiful and brave, bright and brilliant. She can do anything she sets her mind to...

I can fly to the moon
And dance on the stars.
I can tame wild lions...
And race fast cars.

Brimming with warmth and color, Princess Truly's rhythmic rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, and diversity. Her heartfelt story is a reminder to young girls everywhere that they can achieve anything if they put their minds to it...and dream big!

The 411:

I loved everything about this empowering book for girls. Princess Truly is an adorable child who wears her hair in fun, colorful ponytails and also wears a purple tutu. BUT, that is not all she is, in her imagination she can be anything. She is a rock star, a doctor, she likes frogs, and climbing trees. She is smart, studious and a high achiever. She is clever, curious and an engineer, etc. YES! YES! YES! Our girls can be anything and the more they believe they can they will achieve. Empowering book for girls and should be read as often as possible.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. My reviews are 100% honest and true based on my personal opinion not on a company’s description or request. I am not employed by any company I review for. No monetary compensation was received.

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