Thursday, October 28, 2010

Read Aloud Thursday ::: What We've Been Enjoying

A little more reading aloud is going on over here of late - now that I am not nearly so pregnant and am no longer gasping for air as I try to read to the girls or dozing off as I would read aloud. (Sad, but true). We're getting back in the swing of some daily reading and this is what has been in our rotation:

That's Not My Puppy

Sent to us from Amy at Hope is the Word! A touchy feel-y book that my 3yo is thoroughly enjoying, even though it really is baby Ethan's book. : )

Little Pea

Little Hoot
Little Oink

Little Pea, Little Hoot and Little Oink - three sweet board books by Amy Krause Rosenthal. These three characters are different that others of their kind and these are short, sweet stories that impress that it's okay to be a bit different. I.e., Little Oink likes to be organized and neat - not messy like other pigs; Little Hoot likes to go to be early and not stay up late like the other owls; and Little Pea only wants to eat his vegetables not candy which his parents are insisting up on him eating! (Apparently candy is what makes little peas grow up big and strong ... who knew?)

And our current chapter read-aloud:
Tumtum & Nutmeg: The Rose Cottage Tales

I will say no more othat than we are almost finished with the first story in this new collection and enjoying it every bit as much as the first book by Emily Bearn. What a wise Mama that decided to pre-order this for Noelle's birthday this fall! : )

For more suggestions and encouragement to read aloud, visit Amy at Hope is the Word.

A big sister helping with reading aloud while I put brother down for a nap.


  1. I LOVE the Rosenthal books! LOVE them! (And Bookworm2 is a rather big fan of those "That's Not My..." books.)

    Yes, you were much smarter to pre-order. I didn't and it took an excruciatingly long time for our book to arrive - but it finally did! I made a "date" with Bookworm1 and he liked the first story SO much that we read it all on one sitting! I couldn't believe he sat there for an hour. "Keep reading!" was his cry and how's a mommy supposed to say 'no' to that?!

    Now we're on the second story but I'm pacing us on this one so that we don't finish the book by, oh, say, tomorrow!

  2. Those books by Amy Krause Rosenthal sound adorable.
    I know what you mean by dozing off while reading, and being too out of breath to read. Before the baby was born (which is 6 months ago now) I started reading downstairs before taking the girls upstairs, because if I waited I couldn't catch my breath enough to read.
    Found your blog from the Read Aloud Thursday.

  3. Oh, I'm so glad your girls are enjoying That's Not My Puppy! (I know Ethan will eventually get to enjoy it, too!) We've never had those Little Pea books, but I've seen them around quite a bit. They look CUTE!

    Oh, and the new Tumtum & Nutmeg book sneaked up on me, but methinks it might make a good present for a certain little girl who's celebrating in a few weeks.

    So glad you're back for REad Aloud Thursday!


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