It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Loving These Lately update, but not for lack of material! For lack of writing time would be more accurate! Anyhow, below are the titles we’ve been reaching renewal limits on at our library lately:
Goodnight Already! by Jory John & Benji Davies
What a title, eh? I think we’ve all been in bear’s shoes: can we get some rest already?! Daddy Bookworm and I like to read this one in the same way we read Elephant & Piggie: we each choose a character and take on the persona. I’ll let you guess who is typically Bear and who is Duck. It won the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor and begs to be read aloud with gusto!
Go!Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper
This is adorable. Baby Bookworm loves this just as much as Preschool Bookworm– maybe more– because he delights to hear me yell “GO! GO! GO!” throughout the text. The text is fun to read aloud with lots of opportunities for voice modulation (don’t you LOVE opportunities to teach voice modulation (volume control)?! Yes please!). Fortunately, we received our very own copy for Christmas (here’s my post of our Christmas gifts roundup), so we won’t keep hogging the library’s copy any longer.
Mighty Dads by Joan Holub, ill by James Dean
The cover of this one caught my attention for three reasons- books celebrating fatherhood are always on my radar because Daddy Bookworm is deserving of high praise; dump trucks are always on my radar because, well, all construction vehicles are; and James Dean is always on my radar because, PETE THE CAT!!! So, yeah, this book went right into the pile of “must checkout no matter how heavy this library bag gets!” We haven’t been disappointed. Preschool Bookworm loves reading this with Daddy Bookworm and enjoys pointing to the various construction vehicles, proudly declaring their names.
These titles should be readily available at your local library, or at the Amazon affiliate links above.