Sunday, December 23, 2012
Books and Tradition
Here are three of our favorite Grandma Books:
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood is the story of a king, who despite the efforts of his court, refuses to get out of the bathtub. Repetition and humor in the text illustrated with Don Wood's detailed oil painting make this a terrific read-aloud book.
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming uses repetition and onomatopoeia to tell the story of some hungry bunnies and Mr. McGreely who is trying to protect his garden. Illustrations by Brian Karas give life to the busy bunnies.
Bob Shea uses bold black lines and vibrant color in Dinosaur vs. Bedtime to illustrate the Dinosaur who conquers the world around him, but finally succumbs to sleep.
When I become a Grandma, I think I'll adopt this tradition if only to have an excuse to visit the bookstore more often.