Life, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

Sweet Dreams

So tomorrow are finals and I've got myself in a tizzy - nervous stomach, lips are sore apparently from chewing them, muscles tired from overexertion and mind reeling from final efforts at memorization.   Your basic it's-finals-tomorrow-and-I-feel-unprepared nervousness.   As a last ditch effort at relaxation before I headed to bed, I swung by a favorite old blog… Continue reading Sweet Dreams

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

My Animal Book, Signed English

My Animal Book by Karen Luczak Saulnier, Lillian B. Hamilton, Howard L. Roy, and Harry Bronstein, Illustrated by Jack L. Fennell, is a super neat book with simple sentences perfect for beginning readers, but even better than that is each page is SIGNED - as in for the deaf. What I disliked: Nothing, this is a… Continue reading My Animal Book, Signed English

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

The Sun Maid Raisins Play Book

The SunMaid Raisins Play Book is a perfect way for your toddler to play with their food, while letting you get something of your own done nearby 🙂 What I disliked: It's a cute book, but I felt the OCD compulsion to wipe it down after each use. What I liked: I think it's a… Continue reading The Sun Maid Raisins Play Book

PreK Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle is a uniquely artistic book that allows toddlers and preschoolers to match the colors to the illustrations. What I disliked: This is a great book.  No criticisms. What I liked: I liked how it put the child in charge of the book.  The toddlers needed guidance,… Continue reading My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Nursery Rhyme Funtime

Nursery Rhyme Funtime is a fantastic pull-the-tab book filled with lively pictures and fun rhymes, perfect for preschoolers. What I disliked: Our toddlers loved them, but each time they tried to pull one of the tabs they inevitably ruined it.  Luckily there were many, and the book was high quality, but there's no way I… Continue reading Nursery Rhyme Funtime

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza

When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza is an adorable board book perfect for toddlers. What I disliked: Nothing.  This book is adorable. What I liked: I loved how the mightiest of the animal kingdom can be influenced by the tiniest.  I loved the story line, I loved the illustrations, I loved that it was… Continue reading When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza