Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance for book bloggers to share what's going on with them this week, any new book-related news, etc.
I am still in recovery mode over here from the holidays, people! Christmas, as I mentioned previously, was great, if tiring. Small Fry is 3.5 now, and the "magic of Christmas" is totally in his bones at this age. He was SO FREAKIN EXCITED about everything. And Tater Tot was excited that his brother was excited, so that made me happy.
Post-Christmas, we made the mistake of letting Small Fry stay up til midnight for the first time on New Year's Eve, and we are still suffering the consequences. Please pray for us that someone sleeps in this house soon.
Despite our sleepless state, we have been happily reading to our kiddos the last few weeks, especially from their new Christmas books. They received several books, both from us and from relatives, but here are their favorites:
A Treasury of Curious George by Margaret and H.A. Rey
Small Fry is TOTES into Curious George right now. He already owns The Complete Adventures of Curious George, which he adores, but is full of the older stories in which little C.G. smokes a pipe and gets high on ether (not a joke, look that craziness up for yourself). I was happy to buy him this book of newer stories, in which Curious George is inquisitive, but not on the road to prison.
Duck & Goose 1, 2, 3 by Tad Hills
Tater Tot took a bit longer to get into books than Small Fry did as a baby. However, around his first birthday, TT started sitting and listening when I read to him (vs. the smacking me in the face that was happening before). Duck & Goose books have been some of his favorites. For whatever reason, he goes into a trance-like state when he sees those adorable waterfowl. This is the newest one in his collection, and he is delighted.
Little Blue Truck's Christmas by Alice Schertle
Small Fry already loved the original Little Blue Truck book. This one has blinking lights in it. BOOM. Both boys are fully entranced.
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
Another new one for Small Fry. He enjoys Llama Llama books, but I had to special mention this one because my husband laughs so.flipping.hard. every time he reads the part when Llama Llama has his complete meltdown in the grocery store. SO DRAMATIC, LITTLE LLAMA.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Any of your kidlets get good books under the tree this year?