David’s Library Bag: Demolition, Green, and Penguins

Here are some books that David began to memorize this week:

demolition Demolition by Sally Sutton. My favorite part of this book is hearing David say “demolition.”  He loves seeing the machinery knocking down the buildings, and reciting some of the words with me. I love the descriptive language! Sutton also wrote another favorite of ours – Roadwork.




Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. This is a super-fun book – covering all the different types of green – faded green, forest green, lime green (David likes to pretend to eat the limes EVERY time), jungle green, etc. Once again Seeger does a beautiful job with illustrations and the holes in the pages that David adores putting his finger through. She also wrote First the Egg, which I blogged about here.




If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor. This is the book that David has mostly memorized (which means no skipping pages for me!)  It was also featured as PA’s 2009 One Book Every Child initiative, which is no surprise considering the adorable penguin illustrations and easy-to-read informative text.



Two Toddler Favorites from Last Week

David’ s library bag is getting too heavy. I guess that’s a good thing?

Here are two favorites from last week:

firsttheegg First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. I can see why this book earned a Caldecott Honor and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor. I can also see why many pages are ripped in the library version we checked out. Seeger wrote this book about transformations – seeds into flowers, caterpillars into butterflies – with captivating photos and toddler-appropriate language.



whose shoes a shoe for every job Whose Shoes? by Stephen R. Swinburne. This book was featured as PA’s 2011 One Book Every Child initiative, an early literacy program.  David loved guessing whose shoes were featured on each page – farmer, fire-fighter, construction work, etc. Perhaps he will decide to start wearing “big boy shoes” that are not soft-soled?