And the more I read Ultimately, halfway through, I decided to put the book down and move on for some very specific reasons.
Letters from a Desperate Dog by: Eileen Christelow - Clarion Books, 32 pages. This book, told from the perspective of a dog, is about the problems between humans and pets, and how the dog seeks advice on controlling its owner. Readers love it because they can relate to the interactions between pet and owner.
Kids with a dog in the family. Find Letters from a Desperate Dog at your local library. Irene Haas - Margaret K. McElderry Books, 32 pages. One of the sweetest, homiest and quietly comforting picture books ever published.
Those who know it count it as one of their all-time favorites. If you are just about to discover it, get ready to buy multiple copies to give to every child of picture-book age.
Kids who like adventure. Find The Maggie B. May I Bring a Friend? Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by: Beni Montresor - Aladdin, 48 pages. Each time he goes for a visit, he politely asks to bring a friend.
Each time the king and queen tell him that any friend of his is welcome — though his choice of friends will surprise and amuse your child.
Kids who like creative solutions. Find May I Bring a Friend? Where the Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak - Harper Collins, 48 pages. Originally published inthis is the story of Max, who puts on a wolf suit, causes mischief, gets sassy with his mother and is sent to bed without any dinner.
This is a bedtime classic that transcends time. Kids who like to roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth. Find Where the Wild Things Are at your local library.Add this book to your baby’s first library to help them learn an important lesson from this classic story. (Walmart, $13) The classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar will eat it’s way through the pages and right into your child’s heart.
Critical for the classroom, A Chair for My Mother is a short children's book about a mother's hard work. I feel that this book is particulary interesitng for the classroom because it may hit home for many, many students in the today's rough economic time/5.
Children were more likely to be overweight for every ten hours a mother worked per week and this relationship was significant for children from households with a higher annual income (ibid). Interwoven in this book is the common theme that parents truly are the blind child’s first mobility teacher.
It begins when the expectant mother introduces her baby to movement in utero. Whenever the mother sits, stands, turns, or walks, the child inside her experiences movement.
First, whenever we begin a lesson, the teacher and the student face each other and bow. By this time, the teacher requires the student to be able to stand squarely and to make a beautiful bow. Through faithful repetition, heart is put into what was only the required form in the beginning, and thus the teacher and the student become able to feel.
The unique aspect of her treatment, however, is that the immigrant whose story she chooses to tell is only a child, and he is one, Nazario discovered, of “an estimated 48, children who enter the United States from Central America and Mexico each year, illegally and without either of their parents” (5).