Some time has passed since I last shared books we’re reading in my household. I decided to share a list of five more (in alphabetical order) that I don’t mind reading over and over again. We can all use new suggestions, so please use the comments section to provide titles you enjoy, too.
“Big Al” by Andrea Clements and illustrated by Yoshi introduces children to a fish named “Big Al.” The lesson learned via Big Al is not to judge someone by appearances. He seems scary and the smaller fish avoid him so he’s lonely. However, he is able to demonstrate his bravery and, in the process, becomes a hero and friend to many.
“Duck at the Door” by Jackie Urbanovic. We like ducks around here and this is a funny story of a household that gets a visit from a duck with surprising results. A quick read.
“If You Give a Moose a Muffin” by Laura Numeroff continues the series we started with a mouse. The cautionary tale of what happens when a little boy decides to give a moose a muffin: it results in a string of events that is illustrated beautifully by Felicia Bond.
“My Friend Bear” by Jez Alborough is another tale about friendship which brings together a boy, Eddie, and a bear. The great big bear thinks his teddy can talk but it is actually the Eddie hiding behind it. Nice rhymes and lesson on finding friends in unexpected places.
“The Three Little Javelinas” is the story of the three little pigs done in a Southwest theme. Written by Susan Lowell, she replaces straw with tumbleweeds and bricks with adobe. A coyote is the antagonist and they are beautifully illustrated by Jim Harris.