HomeBooks by AgeAges 4-8Books to Read-Aloud: This Week’s Favorite is Welcome to Your World, Baby: Brooke Shields

Books to Read-Aloud: This Week’s Favorite is Welcome to Your World, Baby: Brooke Shields

This week’s selections follow:

Welcome to Your World, BabyWelcome to Your World, Baby

by Brooke Shields (Author), Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 3-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (June 24, 2008)

Synopsis:

… Becoming a big sister is a big event! There’s so much to share—and do—and celebrate!

Beloved actress, author, and mother Brooke Shields paints a warm and loving picture of the joys of sisterhood in this merry book with exuberant artwork by the talented Cori Doerrfeld. …

Comments: A very encouraging book to any new big sister! I’m a fan of Brooke Shields and I am a fan of her first children’s book. The illustrations are precious and cuddlesome.

Links: Brooke Shields “Welcome To Your World, Baby”, Children’s Book Release June 24th: an article by The Popcrunch Show, including video from MSNBC.com.

Me Hungry!Me Hungry!

by Jeremy Tankard

Reading level: Ages 3-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Candlewick (April 22, 2008)

Synopsis:

An inventive Stone Age boy takes matters into his own hands in a
humorous, satisfying story for every young child who wants something
NOW.

“Me hungry!” the boy pleads. “Me busy,” say his
preoccupied mom and dad. So the boy decides to go hunting, setting his
sights on an elusive rabbit, a prickly porcupine, a too-mean tiger, and
finally, a like-minded mammoth who’s more than happy to help. With
comical, energetic illustrations and a simple, repetitive text, this
child-friendly tale will have little listeners fully engaged right up
to the funny final twist.

Comments: The last page is what makes this comic-like story special. Even the parents will be having a giggle at the end of this one! Be sure to check out the short video clips below.

Links:
Review of the Day: Me Hungry! – a post by Elizabeth Bird  at  A Fuse #8 Production.
Meet Jeremy Tankard – an interview at Book Page.
Me Hungry, by Jeremy Tankard – an article by Janet Tansley for the Liverpool Echo.

A Dinosaur Called TinyA Dinosaur Called Tiny

by Alan Durant (Author), Jo Simpson (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (June 24, 2008)

Synopsis:

When Tiny the Dinosaur hatches out of a great, big egg, no one can
believe how small he is! Tiny grows—a little—and tries to make friends
with the other young dinosaurs, but they laugh and say that he isn’t
big enough to play their games. But when one of the other dinosaurs is
suddenly in trouble, Tiny’s small size—and big heart—help him save the
day. …

Comments: A great book for any child who has trouble fitting in, warming up to new friends, or just really likes dinosaurs. The sounds and words used make this a nice read-aloud.

Story Time is every Tuesday at Tree Top Kids, Foxhall Square , with yours truly.

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