Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Magic Mondays - Flowers and Floats...


There are so many books I have been reading for and with my little ones and the past few weeks got away from me as life took over. But here are quick recaps of a few of the books I have been reading many times over these weeks:

Huck Runs Amuck – A goofy goat who loves munching - not anything and everything - but flowers. Unfortunately, other goats love munching everything around too and soon, he has to go away from home to seek his favorite food.  Will he succeed?
Catchy rhymes which kids will love to say out loud along with bright, colorful, as-goofy-as-Huck illustrations take us along for Huck’s quest for flowers. We watch his near misses with eating them, and finally when he does have his chance, what will he do? Whom will he think of – himself or others?
Without being preachy and by being bloomingly fun, this book is a treasure!
Reread factor – 5/5
Rating - A

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Ladybug Girl -Every little girl loves lady bugs and almost every little girl wants to be a hero too.. And if your little girl is like that, she and you will love reading this book. Ladybug Girl is cute, cool, composed, and resourceful - that is what I love most about her. Everyday things, seemingly mundane to most people, take on a fresh lease of life through Ladybug Girl's eyes and you will love seeing things around you from her view.
Reread factor – 4/5
Rating -B

Balloons over Broadway – Fact has never been so much fun – floating fun, in fact! This book tells the story of ‘the puppeteer’ – the one who brought balloons to Broadway – floats off to him in salute.  As we watch the Thanksgiving Parade each year, few of us have ever given a thought to who started it all and how. This book tells us the story of Tony Sarg and with wonderful, eye-popping illustrations as grand as the puppets in the parade, enchants us with that story – of a little boy who figured out how to feed his dad’s chickens early in the morning without getting out of bed and how he grew up to be the man behind Macy’s marionettes. A must read for all ages.
Reread factor – 5/5
Rating - A


You can read both Huck Runs Amuck and Ladybug Girl as well as a ton of other wonderful books at 'We Give Books'. I found this wonderful site a few weeks ago quiet by accident and am so glad I did. We love to read and we love to give - both of them can be easily accomplished right from where you are sitting by just doing a couple of things -
  • Register at We Give Books - it is free and it is easy
  • Choose a campaign to give books to
  • Read Away!!
  • For every book you read here, a book gets donated to the campaign of your choice and children somewhere across the world will get to read.
This wonderful initiative was created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation. They help support literacy through various programs around the world, provide award-winning books for reading online and for giving, and help make children and communities around the world realize the importance of reading, of education.. Now, what is not to love here? So head over to We Give Books and register - and don't you see -  RE(read) GI(give) S(super initiative) T(therfore) E(ergo) R(register now) - well, I kind of lost it after REGI... :)

Within these short few weeks, I have been able to read and give too and that makes me and my little ones happy. 

Memes:
What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. It is a time when we share what we've read, currently reading, or what is up next on our reading list.
Completed reading:
Books reviewed here today
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (review coming next week)
Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan (review coming tomorrow)
Katie Woo rules the School (review coming next week)
More books have been read as well
Currently reading:
Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan
Unspoked by Sarah Rees Brennan (ARC)
and a few more...(Yes, I know, I read too many books at the same time)
Next to read:
Lots to pick from…

So what are you reading this book? Any favorites of yours in my lists? Or any favorites you have for me to try out? Please do let me know...

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