Friday, February 17, 2012

An Oldie, a Newey, and a Possibility

We love James Marhsall's Fox books. They are early readers, and they are so funny. Droll, just like his hippos, James and Martha. If you've got a reluctant reader or a beginning reader or you just want to read something funny to your kids, give these a try.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from Fox and his Friends :
Please note that Fox's little sister Louise is always on top of something very high and dangerous...

And I really do like Jan Thomas's silly books, and her new Easter book, The Easter Bunny's Assistant, is pretty darn funny. It's about a rabbit and a skunk (who gets a little too excited) teaching the reader how to dye Easter eggs. Here's the final picture:

And I started a new book last night that AGAIN I didn't want to put down. The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. It's about a track star who loses the lower half of one of her legs. Depressing sounding, I know, but I am absolutely loving it.

I'll let you know how it goes, and please feel free to chime in with anything new and wonderful you've read lately!!!

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  1. Tried Richard Peck on your recommendation and that led me to 'A long way from Chicago' and especially 'A year down yonder.' LOVED THEM!! I would venture to say that Grandma Dowdel is one of the best literary characters that I have ever read. I actually laughed out loud at one point and that never happens to me in a book, even if I think is funny.