Saturday, March 31, 2012

Five Books You Should Have For Easter

I love springtime, mostly because of the rain.  Rain means we can stay indoors and read books, work on projects, or just do Legos...that's right--I said Legos.  Here are a few books that are great to put in an Easter basket--saves you having to put in more candy, and books are always a lovely gift.  Our children have too many toys as it is so I love to buy books on all occasions.  

You can find the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus in the Bible in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  You can also get the book above, which is a pretty good children's Bible.  We read both on Easter and even though we enjoy bunnies, chocolate eggs, chicks, and Easter egg hunts, we still remember why we celebrate Easter in the first place!
Grab it at Amazon HERE

This is a book filled with soft and pretty illustrations.  It is a "lift the flap" book with some gorgeous hidden Easter eggs with added foil detailing.  
I've reviewed this already and you can check out my full review HERE.
Grab this on Amazon HERE

This is another book in a series of photo books.  The photos are from the seventies, but they are quite lovely.  The Little Duck is about about a boy who finds a duck egg in the grass near the edge of a pond. 
Find it on Amazon HERE

(You can also check out "The Little Rabbit" which I've reviewed already HERE.)

A fun book from my childhood, written by Margaret-Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams.  Can you get any more classic than that? Check it out!
I've reviewed this and the link is HERE.

Celebrating the holiday with the most candy thrown at you, this book will look perfect at the back of an Easter basket.  It's one in a series of Happy Day Book's called "How God Gives Us..."  It's my favorite, not only because of the subject, but because it is informative, illustrated nicely, and short.  Pick this one up used today!
Get it on Amazon HERE

So there you have it.  If you need something to watch on Easter, I can always recommend these:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Children's Book Review: Amelia Bedelia

Name of Book: Amelia Bedelia
Author / Illustrator: Written by Peggy Parish and illustrated by Fritz Siebel
What It's All About: Amelia Bedelia starts work as a maid for Mrs. Rogers but Mrs. Rogers can't be there to show Amelia how to clean the house.  Mrs. Rogers leaves Amelia a list.  Amelia looks at the first thing on the list: change the towels in the green bathroom.  So Amelia takes a pair of scissors and cuts the towels up until they look different.  She looks at the second thing on the list: dust the furniture.  Amelia finds a box that says dusting powder.  She dusts the furniture.  Oh dear, Amelia.  What will Mr. and Mrs. Rogers say?
My Favorite Bit: I love these stories.  Amelia is really a fun way to show children how to understand words.  My favorite bit has to be when Amelia draws the drapes.  She looks quite confident, sitting in the  living room with a large sketchpad.  She has such a good heart and the books are just lovely.

Suitable Age For Reading It To: This one's for everyone.  Our five year old doesn't always understand why Amelia has done something wrong but my husband laughing along makes her laugh too.  I'd read these to anyone but between five and ten is probably best.
Go Get It: Amelia Bedelia at Amazon US