I have taken the kid to the library on several occasions. It wasn’t until this past weekend that it clicked with him that library equals free! He is so used to me telling him that there are limits to the amount of things we get based on need and cost. The concept that all of these awesome books were ours for the taking blew his mind.
After much looking and a stack of roughly 20 books, we settled on eight books to take home. We would have taken more but I feared I would surely lose one of them in our own growing home library. Here are his favorites …
The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss is addictively rhymey in that Seuss sort of way. His odd names for people places and things are always fun for kids. This book is my favorite in the bunch as it is a great commentary on the stupid things we go to war over.
Helen Oxenbury’s tale has to be the prettiest story of how the Earth was made that was ever told. In between caring for her baby and getting her daily chores done she manages to create this place we call hime. We have read this one four times already.
This is one of the kid’s favorites as he is able to completely read the book himself. As you progress through the alphabet various creatures whose names begin with those letters appear until SPOILER ALERT the pages are crammed with all sorts of insects and wildlife.
All Superlove wants is to be the flower girl in the wedding of her stuffed dog named Mr. Mittens and the family cat Pinky. Surprise surprise, the cat wants nothing to do with it! What will happen? Will this May/December romance work out? You will have to read it for yourself to find out.
What gems have you found at the library?