Friday, August 13, 2010
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self Esteem
by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell.
This is one of my all time favorite children's books! It was the very first book I bought for my daughter and it remains a steady companion to her 8 years later during our family story time. It is written for children ages 4-8 but I began reading this to her while she was an infant. Curtis uses repetition and rhyme to show children how easy it is to like yourself even if you give a wrong answer in school or fall down and get hurt. My daughters favorite line was: I'm gonna like me/when I jump up so high/I'll twist and I'll stretch/straight up to the sky because while reading this page I would literally JUMP, TWIST, STRETCH and try to TOUCH THE SKY! My favorite line is: I'm gonna like me/ 'cause I'm loved and I know it/and liking myself/is the best way to show it. I highly recommend this book. This hardcover copy will make a great addition to any family library!
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Friday, August 6, 2010
Almost every day the media has a story about the environment: Global Warming; The Gulf Oil Spill; Contaminated Drinking Water…the list continues on and on. In an effort to learn more about ecology and to teach my children good habits, I embarked on a mission to find the 10 best children’s books on the subject. The books I found are all very entertaining and they offer an excellent way to teach children (and adults) about the environment.
TOP KIDS CHOICE:
The Wartville Wizard
Written and illustrated by Don Madden. Ages 4-8
After spending countless days cleaning up litter from all the careless people in Wartville, Mother Nature grants this tired old man “power over trash”. This wizard then proceeds to teach the whole town a lesson by magically sending the litter he finds on the ground back to the original person who threw it! Soon almost all of the inhabitants of Wartville are covered with trash that is mysteriously stuck to them. It doesn’t take long, however, for the townspeople to get the message and promise to never litter again! The Wartville Wizard is a wonderfully humorous tale that our family has enjoyed reading over and over again.
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