Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Book Review: Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell

Construction books are fascinating for 2 and 3-year-olds. They show how everything works. My son (2) is in love with Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell. He is a frequent visiter of construction sites and a relative expert on "BIG TRUCKS." Rockwell uses illustrations to demonstrate the job of each construction vehicle in bright colors. She adds an element of whimsy by using pigs as the people who drive these trucks. The text is simple and is printed on white space left at the bottom of the illustrations.

If you are looking for even more construction books (and if you have a toddler, I know you are) try: Easy street by Rita Gray; Dig, Dig, Digging by Margeret Mayo; or Curious George and the Dump Truck by Margret and H.A. Rey.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Challenge: Role Reversal

Our book club is meeting Monday, November 29th from 4:30 to 5:30. You'll have the break to read a book for our challenge this month. If you are a boy, read a book with a girl as a main character. If you are a girl, read a book with a boy as a main character.

For our meeting we will be exploring Pioneer Days. Pilgrims, the West and covered wagons are just some of the topics we will discuss and use in our activities. This is our last meeting before the end of the year, so don't miss out.