The Great Picture Book Culling: Day 21

>> Friday, January 23, 2009

Jo only read a couple of books last night - and we all agreed on the favorite. Lilly's Big Day by Kevin Henkes is very cute. Lilly - the fabulous little mouse from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is back. Her teacher is getting married and she's sure she's going to be the flower girl. When her teacher gently tells her that his niece will be the flower girl, Lilly is devastated. . .but she accepts a role as "flower girl assistant." On the big day the flower girl freezes just as she's supposed to walk down the aisle.Lilly - of course - saves the day in a totally unexpected way. Very nice.

Jo also read I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo LeSieg - the name he used for books he wrote but didn't illustrate. For a beginning reader, it was oddly difficult for Jo to read. I think it's because the language isn't really natural. There's a lot of repetition that she would try to condense into a more normal sentence, and she kept skipping right over lots of the little words that made the meter Seussian. Maybe we haven't read enough Seuss to her so she's not as familiar with the feel of the language in them?

Read-a-thon status so far: 72 books read
Books culled so far: 15

1 comments:

Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves January 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

we just borrowed a copy of henkes' lily books on tape and my son is mad for it. soooo good to finally be at that age where I can read to him without actually having to be the one to read!

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