It’s Sunday so you know what that means, right? Here’s another installment of the ever-popular “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” meme!
Children’s Books Read This Week
-Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore [*] It’s so rare to find books with Filipino characters so I gobbled this one up! Recipe for pancit is included.
-Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie [**- My Pick of the Week] Wonderfully charming, fun, with a tinge of sadness, I had to add this to My Most Favorite Favorites list!
-Chopsticks by Amy Krause Rosenthal [*] This was an accidental read. I thought this was by the same author who wrote Spork. I enjoyed all the puns.
-Lon Po Po by Ed Young [*] [Caldecott Reading Challenge] This was a fascinating Chinese version of the little red riding hood story.
-The Biggest Bear by Lynd K. Ward [*] [Caldecott Reading Challenge] It was interesting to read about a little boy with a shotgun who goes into the woods by himself to try and kill and skin a bear. Also interesting was when he when he went off to far off places by himself to get rid of the bear he had gotten quite attached to. It was just incredible how the boy survived at all in this story.
-White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt, Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin [*] [Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-Shadow by Blaise Cendrars, Illustrated by Marcia Brown [X] [Caldecott Reading Challenge] The illustrations were nice enough.
-Joseph Had A Little Overcoat by Simms Taback [**] [Caldecott Reading Challenge] Get the edition where the author reads the story and sings it in both English and Yiddish!
My Rating Scale
X= Skip it!
*= Liked it
I finally started reading “Spartacus and the Circus of Shadows.” I hope to finish more Caldecott-winning books as well.
Happy Reading Week to everyone!