May 13, 2016
It’s time for our February Parent Circle reviews! Check out the excerpts below and click through for the whole post. All of these bloggers are also doing great giveaways for the books they’ve reviewed—make sure to click through and enter!
“The selection we chose this month was a set of 4 four classic nursery rhymes beautifully illustrated by Annie Kubler. The pack includes Ring Around the Rosie; Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes; Humpty Dumpty; and Pat-aA-Cake! As you can imagine, the text is familiar, and it’s supposed to be. The sing-song way that most adults will read this to their children is wonderful for read-alouds with tiny ones.” Read More
“The ones about the artists are a great introduction to some of the masters just for kids. My favorite is the one about Frida KhaloKahlo, which my daughter was able to read all by herself. I love how the author tells Frida’s life story in a way even my daughter was able to understand—not to mention the illustrations that are absolutely gorgeous and go perfectly with this book.” Read More
“In this charming book, author Amy Krouse Rosenthal brings to life the thoughts and feelings of an ordinary utensil, and takes the reader on a journey as a (not-so) simple spoon recognizes his true worth… After reading this story with my two oldest (5 and 3), we were able to have a great discussion about what makes each of us special. I love that Spoon can help children recognize their value and celebrate the unique talents and abilities that make them who they are.” Read More
“This LEGO® Star Wars™ X-Wing Activity Box is perfect for any LEGO or Star Wars fan… it contains two awesome stickers books (LEGO® Star Wars™ Heroes and LEGO® Star Wars™ Villains), a fun, fact-filled LEGO® Star Wars™ Visual Dictionary, and 61 Star Wars LEGO pieces, along with instructions on how to build your very own Star Wars X-Wing model while reading all about the LEGO Star Wars world!” Read More
“If you, like me, are a little mystified by your daughter’s taste in worlds governed by faceless Big Brother–like societies, I would encourage you to check out these two books. Both feature strong heroines who decide things for themselves, who have to think and imagine worlds unlike what they’ve experienced—and yet are ready to meet a guy who’ll help them along the way. You just might finally get what your own daughter finds so attractive about this genre.” Read More
February 1, 2012