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If you’ve ever heard yourself saying “No!” to your kids one too many times you’re certainly not alone! A new picture book for children, The Day Leo Said I Hate You!, by Robie H. Harris addresses this issue in a beautiful way. In the book, little Leo is constantly being told no all day long and then after many “no’s” and no “yes’s'” Leo blurts out to his Mom, “I hate you!”. I’m sure this issue is something every parent will eventually be faced with. Luckily for me, my time has yet to come.
This is a great book to open up discussion of your child’s feelings, and I suggest reading it out loud to your children irregardless of their age.
One of my most favorite things to do is read books to my two boys. I’m always looking for new books we can read together and interact with.
Recently Publications International contacted us to review their Record a Story book line and we agreed. I’ve seen these record-a-story books out in stores but had neglected to purchase any because we already owned some of the regular book titles.
Essentially the Record a Story books are books that have a recording feature where you can record yourself reading the story. Then when your child turns the pages they will hear your voice reading the story.
With a unique twist on the classic fairy tale The Boy Who Cried Wolf comes Betsy Who Cried Wolf
In Betsy Who Cried Wolf by Gail Carson Levine, Betsy is learning to be a shepherd. Once Betsy completes Shepherd school she gets her chance at herding the sheep on Rosenrise Mountain. Quickly thereafter, she begins to have encounters with a sneaky wolf named Zimmo. Every time Betsy yells Wolf, and the townspeople come running, sneaky Zimmo is nowhere to be found. Soon Betsy is sent back to Shepherd school as no one believes her! As Betsy
In the beginning, Moose is afraid of doing just about anything that is the least bit risky. Soon he begins to realize that something is missing in his life. Upon this realization that something is missing, he decides to set sail which turns out to be both a disaster and a blessing after he becomes stranded on a deserted island. During his stay on the deserted island he experiences lots of new things and has lots of fun in the process! In the end, the Moose realizes that what he is missing out on is his life.
Summer has come and sadly is almost out of here for another year. To reminisce with your child about Summer vacation or to share as a Summer bedtime story Sunny Bunnies is the perfect simple children’s book to pick up. Sunny Bunnies by author Margie blumberg is also available as an iphone app. How cool!!
In Sunny Bunnies, Big Sister and Little Brother are excited about vacation. These two adorable illustrated bunnies share what they do from start to finish on their perfect day trip to the beach from