Sunday, March 18, 2018

The RAHK Report for 3/18/18

Here's another list of books my three girls have been enjoying lately: 

  • More Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley
    We've settled into another set of Milly-Molly-Mandy stories, and both Miss Muffet (4 years, 4 months) and Bo Peep (2.5 years) are loving it. We're about five chapters in and so far, their favorites have been the one where Milly-Molly-Mandy and Billy Blunt meet a family living in a train car and the one where Milly-Molly-Mandy befriends a duck who follows her to school.
  • Catholic Children's Treasure Box 4I got this set from my husband for Christmas and intended to read two or so per week during Lent. For a variety of reasons, that didn't end up happening, but we did read this one during breakfast on Friday morning. Miss Muffet especially loves the stories about little Saint Therese.
  • Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill by Tomie dePaola
    This is the girls' favorite Irish picture book. Though we have read it a lot, we made a point of also reading it on St. Patrick's Day. 
  • The Children of Lir by Sheila MacGill-Callahan, illustrated by Gennady Spirin
    Miss Muffet chose this book from our stack of Irish books, and I read it aloud before dinner on St. Patrick's Day. In the end, I think only Jumping Joan (5 months) was actually listening, but since the sound of my voice seemed to entertain her, I read it to the end. I see some reviewers on Goodreads don't like this take on this tale, but since it wasn't familiar to me, I did enjoy it. 
  • Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols by Edna Barth
    I wanted to read this entire book aloud to Miss Muffet in preparation for St. Patrick's Day, but life got in the way. I did try to read just the short section about St. Patrick, but she was not into it, so we only got through a couple of pages. I ended up just putting on the Dreamscape video version of St. Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons. 
  • The Year Around: Poems for Children by Alice I. Hazeltine
    Miss Muffet memorized two poems recently, both from this collection my mom rescued from the library in the school where she works. The first poem was "The March Wind" by Maud E. Uschold and the second was "Wearing of the Green" by Aileen Fisher.

  • Finally, these are Miss Muffet's recent independent reads:
    • Cowboy Sam and the Fair by Edna Walker Chandler
    • Monkey Friends by Charles Forsythe 
    • Junk Day on Juniper Street by Lilian Moore, illustrated by Arnold Lobel
    • Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
      Evidently, she has been reading this one to Bo Peep because my husband and I don't read easy readers aloud, and yet she can still tell the whole story. 

No comments:

Post a Comment