We hurriedly went to the kitchen table to open the envelope and see what books we had received!
Our package contained 5 books:
1) I didn't Do My Homework Because
A book filled with every excuse you can probably think of for NOT having homework done - excuses that could only be thought up by the imagination of a child. Mr. J and I enjoyed reading this at bedtime - he thought the excuses the child was giving to the teacher were absolutely hilarious, and then started talking about what reasons people may have for NOT completing their homework. We settled on 2 being acceptable: you were ill or there was an emergency. Otherwise, he said that you have to do your homework. Mr. J is really starting to improve with his reading now, and this was one that he was able to read with me. He had trouble with some of the words, but the sentences are short and the book is an easy read.
2) Lately Lily
This is a book that takes you around the world on travels with Lily (she accompanies her parents on their trips). The colours in this book are so vibrant and the illustrations are great. This one didn't hold the kids interest though - I think perhaps better suited to a slightly older age group (8+) than my boys.
3) At The Same Moment Around The World
This one was a great book to talk about time. It goes through the hours of the day, and the fact that at the same moment, there are different countries/cities that are experiencing a different hour of the day. At 5 o'clock here in Ottawa, it is 2 o'clock in Vancouver (the book doesn't use these cities, but we did to help him understand a little better) He thought it was really interesting that when he is getting ready for bed, there are others that are waking up to start their day. Mr. J (6 yrs) thought it was great, but it didn't hold Mr. K's (3 yrs) attention.
4) Here Comes Destructosauras
This book is about a child's temper tantrum when he can't find his favourite toy. Of course, kids wouldn't make this connection as the illustrations show a dinosaur destroying a city. Mr. J didn't make the connection at all, but I definitely knew immediately what was going on and had a little chuckle. Both the kids (ages 3 and 6) enjoyed when I read it to them, and it has wonderful, detailed photo's.
5) Busy Bunny Days
This one is by far the boys favourite. You follow the Bunny family through their day with the chance to find different scenarios throughout each section. Both kids enjoy looking at this one and finding the different characters through the different themes. They love to look and find, and they make it a race to see who can find Benny the Badger first!
All of the above books can be purchased online or in-store at Indigo Kids.
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