Oh, Please Not That One AGAIN

June 17, 2010

Each time Hayden brings out these books (which is every time I offer to read him a book, which is a minimum of twice daily), I just want to beg, “No, not again.  Can’t we read something else?”  And then I remind myself that I brought these books home.  Five days ago.  We have read them at least forty-three times each.  So, do your child a favor, and get him these books.  You may never have to read Richard Scary again.

The House In the Night

We brought this book home from the library about a year ago, and Hayden was enchanted.  He was drawn to the illustrations and the simplicity of the text.  I happened to see it in a store the other day, so I bought it.  He is even more into it, now that he is older.  He loves to point out the details in the pictures and try to “read” along.  I am rarely impressed with Caldecott award books, but this one is an exception.

Owl Babies

If this isn’t the cutest book in the world, I don’t know what is.  I had never heard of it before, but when I saw Owl Babies I had to buy it.  I’m so glad that I did.  The illustrations are beautiful, the story is sweet, and its theme is applicable to what’s going on in our toddler corner of the world.  Hayden had some of the lines memorized after a day, and I think this is one we will both enjoy for awhile.

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5 Responses to Oh, Please Not That One AGAIN

  1. Natalie on June 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Okay, I’ll be honest…I LOVE/ADORE Richard Scary, but I will also check out your recommendations as well!



    Oh, we do, too… but after reading the same one every day for almost a year, I want to throw is in the gulch.


  2. pattypunker on June 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    i miss reading to my daughter. enjoy every read and re-read.


  3. Alex@LateEnough on June 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    My son now goes for longer and longer books. He was obsessed with a nursery rhymes NOVEL (seriously long) for awhile. FYI: nursery rhymes make absolutely NO sense most of the time
    I haven’t seen that first book but I’ll check it out!
    The second one a friend gave us but my son never got into it — and now that my daughter would like it, I can’t find it.



    Oh, yes- Hayden always picks the longest books. He especially loves Richard Scary Fairy Tales. They are fun and silly, but looooooong.


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