Friday, January 27, 2012

Finding the way to an exciting journey

We enjoyed this young sailor’s story. The illustrations delighted us on his high sea adventures. In agreement with the young sailor my lil man thought the old man was a little scary. We were glad to read more and learn the young sailor wasn’t afraid anymore and continued on his “exciting journey”.

BOOK: When I Wore My Sailor Suit
AUTHOR :: Uri Shulevitz

I asked my lil man what he thought he would find on the treasure map. He responded, “maybe the coconuts and ice cream” hahah

I enjoyed the story because it confirms that yes, we can see something that could alter our mood, make us scared or turn us away but it is within us to become a better person, embrace the difference and move on with our journey.

Well done, Uri Shulevitz. Let’s keep teaching the children through story.

ABOUT (from Amazon)

URI SHULEVITZ has written and illustrated many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal Book The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, retold by Arthur Ransome, as well as The Treasure, Snow, and, most recently, How I Learned Geography, all Caldecott Honor Books. Mr. Shulevitz lives in New York City.


READ (From Amazon)

When he puts on his sailor suit, sailor hat, and sailor whistle, the boy in this book is ready for a journey. He imagines himself on a ship, sailing across the sea, in search of treasure. A sailor’s life is dangerous. But a sailor must be brave no matter what happens.

In this charming story about imagination and adventure, told with Uri Shulevitz’s signature playfulness and style, a little boy learns how to be courageous, both on the high seas and at home. The tale is based on a childhood memory from the time when the author/illustrator and his family lived in Warsaw on the eve of World War II.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A little girl with a LOUD voice

A little girl with a LOUD voice and a wonderful story about finding something special about yourself.

Can I say LOUD! Yup she was LOUD and saved the day for all the boaters. We had a blast reading about Emily's adventure on sea.

By Alexis O'Neill

Described as rhythmic narrative and richly stylized illustrations. A favorite scene for us was counting the whales that helped to save the day.

And who doesn't love being LOUD every now and again. I hope you enjoy reading this book and make sure you have your little one join in being LOUD.

Happy Reading ~ Jennifer

Poor Emily. She doesn't mean to be loud, but whenever she says anything in her Emily voice, plates shatter, neighbors are astonished, and birds are frightened right out of the trees. It seems like there's nowhere she fits in. Until the day she sees a ship with a sign that reads: LOUD HELP NEEDED. NOW. So Emily sets sail for an adventure on the high seas, where perhaps there is a place for her after all...

February :: Books

The books selection this month were selected as tribute to INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP MONTH. At the Cubby Corner we will explore Friendships this month.

A friend is like a flower,
a rose to be exact,
Or maybe like a brand new gate
that never comes unlatched.
A friend is like an owl,
both beautiful and wise.
Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost,
whose spirit never dies.
A friend is like a heart that goes
strong until the end.
Where would we be in this world
if we didn't have a friend. - By Adrianne S

Zen TiesThe Sandwich SwapChicken Sunday

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Let the wild rumpus start,"

A favorite story in our home. I recommend this to everyone!
(check out a glance of President Obama reading the story below)

When we are reading this book we love to "Let the wild rumpus start," My little guy loves it and I think it became part of our bedtime routine for months. I knew we were reading it a lot when my two year old started to finish the last line of the book "...and it was still HOT."

I am looking for the day when he dresses in his wolf suit and "...Sails in and out of days...." into the land of imaginary friends and places.

Another favorite part of the book for us at our house "...roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.." I really should take a picture of us or maybe a little video of him acting this part of the book.

Grandma Rosie presented this book to Lil Man for his first birthday.I have to say a new binding is due soon. I might have to put this one aside and purchase a new one.


Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak

WATCH :: Yup that is the President reading Where the Wild Things Are

About the Author (From Amazon)

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He has also received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book: Sector 7

Yes, let's make story time extra exciting. Sector 7 let's us tell the story of a little boy and his new friend. This beautiful picture book takes us on a journey with no words only the wonderful illustrations by David Wiesner.

We love the mischievous little cloud taking us on a journey to Cloud Dispatch Center for Sector 7. Although, my little three year old was a little concerned he might fall. The new and exciting shapes made the sky a magical place. And how wonderful it is to express your individuality.

And last night the moon was captured by the clouds and I was reminded they are getting new clouds to come out to the moon. I asked "what shapes do you think will come to play with moon?" His response, "blankets and apples" ahh the mind of a three year old.  It was funny how his little mind was bringing back the story we read that afternoon.

I enjoyed this book because it reminded me of the days of driving in the families yellow station wagon with the big back seat we could lie down on during the long family trips and playing a game with my sister and brothers, picture that cloud. Whoever found the the most shapes in the clouds won the game. I remember for some reason all of my clouds were turtles and some times bears.

Sector 7 by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
"Sector 7" tells the story of a small boy on a class trip to the Empire State Building who is transported by a friendly cloud to Sector 7, a great cloud factory high in the sky. Once there, they conspire with clouds that are bored with their shapes and long for a new way to express their individuality.

Happy reading, my Cubby friends!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Book: The Flying Dragon Room

Last night we started reading the The Flying Dragon Room :: Did you get your copy? what is your favorite room? We loved... the BUBBLES andJUMPING...

Mrs. Jenkins toolbox is AMAZING

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