We just added three more books to our fall book collection! I always think reading a new book is just like opening a present~ it’s a surprise to find out what’s inside! (You can see the original list of our fall books here.) Here are the our new additions (with commentary by Lucy, age 4, in green)~
Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip: Mini Edition
by Elsa Beskow
“There are lots of characters like acorn children and gnomes.”
I do love Elsa Beskow books! This one was quite long, and I think it will take a few more readings for Lucy to really comprehend it. She enjoyed meeting all the characters and seeing what neat things they built out of nature.
Flower Fairies of the Autumn
by Cicely Barker
“It has poems about different kinds of fairies.”
Lucy was mesmerized by the different fairy illustrations. We have only read a few of the poems (or songs) about the fairies so far. Great way to introduce children to different genres of books!
by Anne Hunter
“It’s a good book. Possum’s friends don’t want to come to his party, but then his friends come. It reminds me of The Little Red Hen.”
I was excited Lucy made the connection to The Little Red Hen~ I would have never thought of it. It would be great to compare and contrast both books! Possum’s Harvest Moon also is full of so many strong verbs. It would be a great book to help children vary their word choice in writing and build their vocabulary.