Tomorrow we are off for some more beach! But this morning I was doing one of my other favorite things - buying children's books! We go to this great playgroup every week (at the Hilton for those of you researching Al Ain) and I was charged with purchasing a bunch of new books. Yay me! This is an example of when my children's librarian background works in my favor.
Our group is mostly toddlers, although there are plenty of babies and some preschoolers. Here is some of the loot we picked up at our little bookstore that I highly recommend and are the books of the week (early):
For the babies and toddlers:
That's Not My Lion...by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells - for fun, touch, and vocabulary. I love this whole series.
Diggers by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells
For toddlers and up:
How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague - seriously great for toddlers to learn how to share and play well with others :)
Ten in the Meadow by John Butler - a wonderful rhyming hide-and-seek romp!
Star Baby by Ian Whybrow and Jason Cockcroft - very sweet, rhyming, animal sounds...
More pants by Giles Andreae and Nick Sharratt - I don't know if I like this one quite as much as I like the original, but it is pretty fun!
Star of the Week by Barney Saltzberg
The Best Chip by Kate Leake - I've never seen this book before. It's very cheeky :)
And the book that Eleanor was most excited about in the pile and I have to agree...
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury--so fun, great action, and repetition. I think it's fun to see Michael Rosen read it here. It cracks us up. And I think Helen Oxenbury is the bee's knees. Truly.
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