I am about 3/4 done with the book we will be discussing here at the Nook at the end of the month, “The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.”  I read a major portion of it last night while babysitting for a friend.  The house was quiet as the children were sleeping and the lights were dim.  Honestly?  I couldn’t wait for the parents to come home so I didn’t have to be alone with that book anymore!  The story is gripping but the history of the characters is down right chilling.  I could deal with it much better at home with my husband and my puppy and a little bit of chocolate!

     So to lighten my mood, I thought I’d mention a few more fun toddler books that we like around here.

mitten.gif  Jan Brett’s The Mitten is a sweet tale about a boy who loses a white mitten in the snow and the animals who discover its warmth.  The story is cute, and of course the remarkable illustrations add much enjoyment to the reading of the book.  I love how Jan Brett gives clues in her drawings as to what is going to happen on the next page.

 footbook.jpg  The favorite book of my eldest daughter when she was a toddler, I have read this book aloud hundreds of times.   I really don’t think that’s exaggerating!  Using rhyme and repetition, this book talks about – yep, feet!   A Dr. Seuss classic. 

barnyarddance.gif  I also have not come across a Sandra Boynton book that I didn’t think was absolutely fun.  Her stories allow you to put some rhythm into your reading.  She has a gift of getting into the world of toddlers – using words and pictures and situations that they can relate to.  We also love to read Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaurs and Hey!  Wake Up! 

Grab a small person in your life and enjoy some good reading today!

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