May Book Report - Mamas, Moons & Mirrors
Ok, you all know I love an alliteration, but I promise I really didn't mean for this month's Book Report to have so many, it just happened that way, but clearly, this post is brought to you by the letter M. All the same, it's appropriate considering Mother's Day is around the corner, and included today are some sweet pics for the mamas in your life. Let's dive right in!
You don't have to be a science nerd to appreciate this totally unique book. Many Moons teaches the phases of the moon in a fun, humorous and simple way that both kids and parents will dig. Follow along as the moon transforms from the shape of a smile to a mother's budding belly, to a round of cheese (my personal favorite phase). Bold and beautiful, I have a feeling this book will captivate and be a favorite in many libraries for years to come.
Raisin - The Littlest Cow
I don't think I've ever seen a cow as cute as Raisin. Raisin is a sweet little calf nugget who's having a hard time adjusting to having a new sibling around. Raisin has the voice of that kid who has big plans, might be a little too cool for school, but still needs a good old bear hug every once in awhile. If you've got a new sibling on the way, this is a great choice for families to read together to prepare, share a smile, and a couple laughs.
You Made Me a Mother
Have your tissue box handy, because You Made Me A Mother is sure to have you sniffling in no time. I actually used this book as a Guest Book for a baby shower I helped to throw last year, and it served up a double punch as causing all the moms to coo and pucker, as well as get their sentimental juices flowing to write the sweetest wishes for the mom-to-be. Here is a perfect choice for a gift for moms at any stage, from newbies or grandmas; bonus points if it accompanies breakfast in bed with a side of mimosa for mom!
I've been looking forward to sharing this book for a long time; Marilyn Singer is one of my favorite children's authors, and Mirror Mirror definitely doesn't disappoint. Imagine all your favorite storybook classics turned on their head (a la Once Upon a Time, but waaaaay less confusing). Add catchy rhymes, plays on words, and unexpected twists, and you've got a recipe for giggles, thought provoking conversations, and a story time full of fun. I'm a fan of any untraditional princess/fairy tale, and this is definitely one of those books. It's a great option for older readers who know the routine tales, and/or kids who like poetry and word play. The illustrations as well are super fun, remember those old school Magic Eye books? Kind of like that, but less likely to give you a headache.
Will you be adding any of these to your reading list this month? Let me know which, and what you think my fellow book worms! Happy Reading!
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